Ultra-high surface area functional porous polymers by emulsion templating and hypercrosslinking: Efficient nucleophilic catalyst supports

Irena Pulko, Jennifer Wall, Peter Krajnc, Neil R. Cameron

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The action is at the surface: Ultra-high surface area emulsion templated porous polymers are prepared by the hypercrosslinking method. Control of the extent of conversion of benzyl chloride groups leaves residual accessible functionality for subsequent immobilisation of 4- (N-methylamino)pyridine, giving a highly efficient nucleophilic catalyst that outperforms both unhypercrosslinked versions and hypercrosslinked polymer beads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2350-2354
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Acylation
  • Microporous polymers
  • Organocatalysts
  • Porosity
  • Supported catalysts

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