Porous Organic Polymers for Selective Palladium Recovery and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Song K. S., Coskun A.

CHIMIA, vol.77, no.3, pp.122-126, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.2533/chimia.2023.122
  • Journal Name: CHIMIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-126
  • Keywords: Adsorption, Heterogeneous catalysis, Hierarchical porosity, Palladium recovery, Platinum group metals (PGMs), Porous organic polymers (POPs), SPENT CATALYSTS, FRAMEWORKS, METALS, WASTE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Palladium (Pd) recycling from waste materials is an important approach in order to meet the growing demand for Pd originating from its broad range of applications including in the automotive industry, electronics and catalysis. In this article, we discuss the design principles of solid-sorbents for efficient recovery of Pd from waste sources with a particular emphasis on porous organic polymers (POPs), which emerged as promising materials for Pd recovery due to their tunable chemical functionality, stability and porosity. We discuss the critical role of binding sites and porosity in the Pd uptake capacity, adsorption kinetics and selectivity. We also highlight the sustainable use of captured Pd within the polymer network as a heterogeneous catalyst for the cross-coupling reactions.