Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) in Sensing and in Electroanalysis

Frank Marken, Lina Wang, Yuanzhu Zhao, Zhongkai Li, Mandana Amiri, Hamideh Imanzadeh

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Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) provide high surface area materials (typically 1000 m2 g-1 apparent BET surface area) that are processable from organic solvents to give glassy films or composite coatings. Multi-functionality for sensing with these materials is achieved (i) based on the polymer backbone itself being fluorescent or chemically active or (ii) based on guest species (chromophores, nano-catalysts, nano-photo-catalysts, etc.) that are readily embedded into PIMs and accessible through micropores in the polymer host. The ease of forming uniform microporous films or composite films is linked to molecular rigidity and highlighted here for sensing/electroanalytical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100765
JournalCurrent Opinion in Chemical Engineering
Early online date30 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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