New Material Series “Three-dimensional Carbon Frameworks”

Organic porous materials can be precisely controlled by molecular design. For this reason, they have been used in a wide range of fields such as storage, separation, catalyst, and photochemistry. However, as a limitation of the organic backbone, there are heat resistance and stability problems, which are big obstacle to practical use. On the other hand, porous carbon materials such as activated carbon are widely used as materials because they have many advantages such as excellent heat resistance, stability, and electronic conductivity. However, porous carbon materials cannot be controlled at molecular scale. By calcination of organic porous material with high heat resistance, we focus on creation of carbon-rich porous frameworks having designability like organic porous materials and excellent heat resistance, stability and electronic conductivity like a porous carbon material.