Porphyrin-based covalent organic polymer by inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction

Cetinkaya A., Sadak A. E., AYHAN M. M., ZORLU Y., Kahveci M. Ü.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.157, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 157
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2021.110664
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction, Tetrazine, Covalent organic polymer, Gas sorption, Selectivity, CO2 CAPTURE, ADSORPTION, FRAMEWORKS, CARBON, CHEMISTRY, FUNCTIONALIZATION, CONSTRUCTION, ABSORPTION
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Inverse electron demand Diels-Alder (IEDDA) reaction has been employed as a powerful ligation in several fields. In the current work, a synthetic approach relying on IEDDA reaction is developed for preparation of a porphyrin based covalent organic polymer (PoTz-COP). A tetra-norbornene functional porphyrin is chosen as the core and a bis-tetrazine as the linker. The PoTz-COP is readily formed by just mixing the components without a catalyst and under mild conditions. Chemical structure, morphology (XRD, SEM-EDX), porosity (BET), thermal stability (TGA), optical and gas sorption (CO2 uptake) and selectivity (CO2/N-2) properties via Myers and Prausnitz's ideal adsorbed solution theory (IAST) are investigated. PoTz-COP shows remarkably high adsorption selectivity of CO2 over N-2 as found 80, 42, and 47 at 50/50 ratio; 84, 39 and 40 at 15/85 ratio; and 84, 39 and 38 at 05/95 ratio at temperatures of 273 K, 298 K and 320 K at 1.1 bar pressure respectively. The optical band gap is determined relatively narrow as 1.66 eV.