Porphyrin network polymers prepared via a click reaction and facilitated oxygen permeation through their membranes

Natsuru Chikushi, Emiko Ohara, Ayako Hisama, Hiroyuki Nishide

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Network polymers of cobaltporphyrin derivatives are prepared by a facile click reaction via the Michael addition of acetoacetate-substituted tetraphenyl cobaltporphyrin and tri- or tetra-acrylates. The conversion is saturated for 1 h in the presence of a catalyst, which almost reaches the same gelation point of the formed network polymers. Deeply and homogeneously red-colored membranes with a sub-micrometer thickness are yielded on a porous supporting membrane. They are still tough even with a very high content of the rigid porphyrin residue. The oxygen permeability is high, at 10-100 Barrer, and the oxygen/nitrogen permselectivity (PO2/PN2) is significantly enhanced with the porphyrin content reaching 30, for the membranes with ca. 70 wt% porphyrin content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)976-980
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • cobaltporphyrin
  • facilitated transport
  • Michael addition
  • network polymer
  • oxygen permeability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Medicine(all)

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