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Academic Journal of Materials & Chemistry, 2023, 4(7); doi: 10.25236/AJMC.2023.040702.

Research progress on the application of sp2C covalent organic framework materials on uranium extraction from seawater


Bowen Cui1, Xingshen Lu2

Corresponding Author:
Bowen Cui

1Shandong First Medical University, Tai’an, China

2Shandong University, Weihai, China


Extracting uranium from ocean plays a key role in ensuring the supply of uranium resources and the benign development of nuclear energy, and the key for which is to obtain uranium extraction materials with excellent properties. sp2C covalent organic framework materials have reflected the application of many important aspects in catalysis, adsorption, and energy storage because of their high stability, designability, and as well as specific surface area. In this paper, the latest research progress of sp2C covalent organic framework materials for extracting uranium from the seawater is summarized. The synthesis, characterization, separation, and mechanism of the materials are systematically summarized, and the future development prospect is prospected.


Uranium, Covalent organic frameworks, Amidoxime, Photoinduced, Adsorption

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Bowen Cui, Xingshen Lu. Research progress on the application of sp2C covalent organic framework materials on uranium extraction from seawater. Academic Journal of Materials & Chemistry (2023) Vol. 4, Issue 7: 8-12. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMC.2023.040702.


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