Author(s) Cherioux, F.; Coraux, J.; Muller, V.; Magaud, L.; Bendiab, N.; Hertog, M.Den; Leynaud, O.; Hourani, W.; Lamare, S.; Kamaruddin, D.; Palmino, F.; Salut, R.
Journal Chemistry
Date Published 2017 Jun 03

A class of two-dimensional (2D) covalent organometallic polymers, with nanometer-scale crosslinking, is obtained by arene(ruthenium) sulfur chemistry. Their ambivalent nature, with positively charged crosslinks and lypophylic branches, is the key to the often sought-for and usually hard-to achieve solubility of 2D polymers in various kinds of solvents. Solubility is here controlled by the planarity of the polymer, which in turn controls Coulomb interactions between the polymer layers. High planarity is achieved for high symmetry crosslinks and short, rigid branches. Owing to their solubility, the polymers are straightforwardly processable, and can be handled as powders, deposited on surfaces by mere spin-coating, or suspended across membranes by drop-casting. The novel 2D materials are potential candidates as flexible membranes for catalysis, cancer therapy, and electronics.

DOI 10.1002/chem.201700054
ISSN 1521-3765
Citation Chemistry. 2017.

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