Institute of Functional Interfaces

Conductive Metal–Organic Framework Thin Film Hybrids by Electropolymerization of Monosubstituted Acetylenes

  • chair:

    Klyatskaya, S. / Kanj, A.B. / Molina-Jirón, C. / Heidrich, S. / Velasco, L. / Natzeck, C. / Gliemann, H. / Heissler, S. / Weidler, P. / Wenzel, W. / Bof Bufon, C.C. / Heinke, L. / Wöll, C. / Ruben, M. (2020)

  • place:

    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 27, 30972–30979

  • Date: Juni 2020

Abstract

1-Hexyne monomers were potentiostatically electropolymerized upon confinement in 1D channels of a surface-mounted metal–organic framework Cu(BDC) (SURMOF-2). A layer-by-layer deposition method allowed for SURMOF depostition on substrates with prepatterned electrodes, making it possible to characterize electrical conductivity in situ, i.e., without having to delaminate the conductive polymer thin film. Successful polymerization was evidenced by mass spectroscopy, and the electrical measurements demonstrated an increase of the electrical conductivity of the MOF material by 8 orders of magnitude. Extensive DFT calculations revealed that the final conductivity is limited by electron hopping between the conductive oligomers.

 

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