Toward Metal–Organic-Framework-Based Supercapacitors: Room-Temperature Synthesis of Electrically Conducting MOF-Based Nanocomposites Decorated with Redox-Active Manganese

Yi Sen Wang, Yu Chuan Chen, Jun Hong Li, Chung Wei Kung

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Abstract

Nanocrystals of a zirconium-based metal–organic framework (Zr-MOF) were grown on carboxylate-functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNT) at room temperature to synthesize electrically conducting Zr-MOF-CNT nanocomposites. To further enable charge transport within the Zr-MOF phase via redox hopping under electrochemical conditions, redox-active manganese sites were then installed in the Zr-MOF and nanocomposites at room temperature by means of the solvothermal deposition in MOFs (SIM) technique. The redox hopping behavior of the Mn-decorated Zr-MOF nanocrystals was investigated. With the high electrical conductivity provided by the one-dimensional CNT bridges interconnecting multiple MOF nanocrystals, as well as the high-density accessible redox-active Mn sites supported by the Zr-MOF, the Mn-decorated Zr-MOF-CNT nanocomposites show more electrochemically addressable manganese sites and thus much higher pseudocapacitive performance compared to those of both the Mn-decorated Zr-MOF and the Mn-decorated CNT.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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