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Porous polymer networks and ion-exchange media and metal-polymer composites made therefrom

United States Patent

March 10, 2015
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Porous polymeric networks and composite materials comprising metal nanoparticles distributed in the polymeric networks are provided. Also provided are methods for using the polymeric networks and the composite materials in liquid- and vapor-phase waste remediation applications. The porous polymeric networks, are highly porous, three-dimensional structures characterized by high surface areas. The polymeric networks comprise polymers polymerized from aldehydes and phenolic molecules.
Kanatzidis; Mercouri G. (Wilmette, IL), Katsoulidis; Alexandros (Evanston, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
13/ 888,705
May 7, 2013
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-FG36-08G018137/A001 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.