Have covalent organic framework films revealed their full potential?
Journal article, 2021

Porous organic polymers provide high accessible surface areas, which make them attrac-tive for gas storage, separation, and catalysis. In addition to those classical usage areas, such compounds are particularly interesting for electronic applications since their high dimensional, electron-rich backbone provides advanced electronic and photophysical properties. However, their non-sol-uble nature is a challenge for their processability, especially in the case of film formation, hence their limited utilization in organic electronic devices so far. Nevertheless, there are several techniques presented in the literature to overcome that issue, most of which were on the crystalline porous organic polymers, namely covalent organic frameworks (COFs). In this perspective, the develop-ments on COF film formation and prospects for the improvements are discussed with suggestions to further their performances in organic electronics.

Porous materials


Thin films

Porous films

Covalent organic frameworks

Porous organic polymers

Organic electronics


Hakan Bildirir

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Kasper Moth-Poulsen Group


2073-4352 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 7 762

Subject Categories

Materials Chemistry

Other Chemistry Topics

Condensed Matter Physics

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



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