Entries by Kamran Jahangirian

Pyrene-Based Polyimide Covalent Organic Framework with Temperature-Dependent Fluorescence

The synthesis of a fluorescent covalent organic framework (COF) using perylene and pyrene building blocks (PEPy-COF), via a one-pot condensation reaction is reported. PEPy-COF is crystallized into 2D nanosheets with a cubic and prismatic crystalline morphology and demonstrates structural stability at temperatures up to 500 °C. The structural morphology is confirmed using X-ray diffraction and […]

Lithium Pyrene Squarate Covalent Organic Frameworks for Efficient Lithium and Magnesium Separation from Salt Water

The increasing pressure for lithium resources from the electric vehicle and nuclear energy industries means that new technologies to separate Mg2+ from Li+ from salt water are in demand. To address this need, we fabricated lithium pyrene squarate covalent organic frameworks (Li-SQCOFs) to separate Mg2+/Li+ mixtures from salt water. We optimized the effect of the electrolyte and the […]