Recent development and applications of electrical conductive MOFs

Chun Li, Lili Zhang, Jiaqi Chen, Xuelian Li, Jingwen Sun, Junwu Zhu, Xin Wang, Yongsheng Fu

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as attractive materials for energy and environmental-related applications owing to their structural, chemical and functional diversity over the last two decades. It is known that the poor carrier mobility and low electrical conductivity of ordinary MOFs severely limit their utility in practical applications. In the past 10 years, several MOF materials with high carrier mobility and outstanding electrical conductivity have received a worldwide upsurge of research interest and many techniques and strategies have been used to synthesize such MOFs. In this critical review, we provide an overview of the significant advances in the development of conductive MOFs reported until now. Their theoretical and synthetic design strategies, conductive mechanisms, electrical transport measurements, and applications are systematically summarized and discussed. In addition, we will also give some discussions on challenges and perspectives in this exciting field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-509
Number of pages25
Issue number2
StatePublished - 14 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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