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Self-assembling covalent organic frameworks can boost electrode performance for the catalytic reduction of carbon dioxide.

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Figure 1: Structure and characterization of metalloporphyrin-derived COFs.


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Hod, I., Farha, O. & Hupp, J. Powered by porphyrin packing. Nature Mater 14, 1192–1193 (2015).

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