Energy storage

Metal–organic frameworks(MOFs) and  as a new class of porous materials, are promising candidates as electrodes for different energy storage applications, due to their unique properties like hybrid nature, high surface area, uniform porosity and chemical stability. Additionally, their tunability allows the integration of diverse functionalities such as redox centers in their structure using strategically predesigned organic linkers, with the targeted functionality. Unfortunately, there are many challenges that limit MOF performance as electrode materials as electrodes in energy storage application.  These challenges include intrinsically poor conductivity, chemically instability in moisture, low pH media, and various electrolytes.  Yet, the versatility of MOFs and the recent progress in researcher ability to change their linker chemistry, pore size, conductivity, and stability has opened a window of opportunity to further explore these fascinating materials as electrode materials.

Related Publications

Made-to-order porous electrodes for supercapacitors: MOFs embedded with redox-active centers as a case study
Year: 2020 DOI:10.1039/c9cc08860a
Authors: A. Mallick, H. Liang, O. Shekhah, J. Jia, G. Mouchaham, A. Shkurenko, Y. Belmabkhout, H. N. Alshareef, M. Eddaoudi
Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article
  • Zr-based-MOF
  • Organic linker
  • Covalentorganic frameworks (COFs)
  • Energy storage