Poly(urethane)-based polymeric monolithic materials with mesopores, e.g., 5, 10, 15 or 20±1 nm in diameter, will be generated. Janus-type nanoparticles equipped with one polymer-compatible and one polymer-incompatible hemisphere will be used in course of monolith synthesis such that they are finally located and half-embedded at the surface of the structure forming microglobules. Alternatively, polymeric monoliths with a defined pore-size distribution will be generated via solvent-induced phase separation. Pore-size selective functionalization approaches are outlined.
- Can we introduce tailored mesoporosity in the range of 2–20 nm into polymeric monoliths, whether by a hard templating or a solvent-induced phase separation approach?
- How narrow is the pores size distribution?
- How do surface-located functional groups influence catalyst activity, e.g. in olefin metathesis?
- Can polymeric mesoporous monoliths in combination with supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) technology provide a suitable confinement for catalytic reactions?
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M. Pucino, M. Inoue, C. P. Gordon, R. Schowner, L. Stöhr, S. Sen, C. Hegedüs, E. Robé, F. Tóth, M. R. Buchmeiser and C. Copéret Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 4566–14569. .