Abstract

The synthesis and processing of functional macroporous poly(dicyclopentadiene) is addressed in this paper. The basic principle of chemically induced phase separation, which can produce either closed or open pore materials, is described. The produced materials showed narrow pore size distributions and micrometric average access diameters. Linearity between the initial porogen contents and the final porosity was observed, allowing easy tailoring of the final materials. The wide possibilities of this technique are presented. Porous monoliths as well as porosity gradient rods and porous microspheres have been produced. Pore sizes distributions modification as well as surface functionalization have also been performed.

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