Volume 90 Issue 32 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 6, 2012 | Web Date: August 2, 2012

New MOFs Are Conductive

Materials: Electronic properties may spur applications atypical of metal-organic frameworks
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN, Materials SCENE
Keywords: MOF, COF, framework compound, porous crystals

A new sulfur-and-zinc-based metal-organic framework (MOF) compound conducts charge nearly as well as the most conductive organic semiconductors, a team of researchers based in the U.S. and Japan report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (DOI: 10.1021/ja3059827). The study demonstrates that a typically nonconducting family of materials can be tuned synthetically to conduct charge, an advance that may lead to applications in electrochemistry . . .

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