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Title: Electronic properties of bimetallic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs): Tailoring the density of electronic states through MOF modularity

Abstract

The development of porous well-defined hybrid materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks or MOFs) will add a new dimension to a wide number of applications ranging from supercapacitors and electrodes to 'smart' membranes and thermoelectrics. From this perspective, the understanding and tailoring of the electronic properties of MOFs are key fundamental challenges that could unlock the full potential of these materials. In this work, we focused on the fundamental insights responsible for the electronic properties of three distinct classes of bimetallic systems, M x-yM' y-MOFs, M xM' y- MOFs, and M x(ligand-M' y)-MOFs, in which the second metal (M') incorporation occurs through (i) metal (M) replacement in the framework nodes (type I), (ii) metal node extension (type II), and (iii) metal coordination to the organic ligand (type III), respectively. We employed microwave conductivity, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy, pressed-pellet conductivity, and theoretical modeling to shed light on the key factors responsible for the tunability of MOF electronic structures. Experimental prescreening of MOFs was performed based on changes in the density of electronic states near the Fermi edge, which was used as a starting point for further selection of suitable MOFs. As amore » result, we demonstrated that the tailoring of MOF electronic properties could be performed as a function of metal node engineering, framework topology, and/or the presence of unsaturated metal sites while preserving framework porosity and structural integrity. Finally, these studies unveil the possible pathways for transforming the electronic properties of MOFs from insulating to semiconducting, as well as provide a blueprint for the development of hybrid porous materials with desirable electronic structures.« less

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  4. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1352137
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5900-68210
Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 139; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; bimetallic systems; MOF electronic structures; electronic states

Citation Formats

Dolgopolova, Ekaterina A., Brandt, Amy J., Ejegbavwo, Otega A., Duke, Audrey S., Maddumapatabandi, Thathsara D., Galhenage, Randima P., Larson, Bryon W., Reid, Obadiah G., Ammal, Salai C., Heyden, Andreas, Chandrashekhar, Mvs, Stavila, Vitalie, Chen, Donna A., and Shustova, Natalia B. Electronic properties of bimetallic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs): Tailoring the density of electronic states through MOF modularity. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b01125.
Dolgopolova, Ekaterina A., Brandt, Amy J., Ejegbavwo, Otega A., Duke, Audrey S., Maddumapatabandi, Thathsara D., Galhenage, Randima P., Larson, Bryon W., Reid, Obadiah G., Ammal, Salai C., Heyden, Andreas, Chandrashekhar, Mvs, Stavila, Vitalie, Chen, Donna A., & Shustova, Natalia B. Electronic properties of bimetallic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs): Tailoring the density of electronic states through MOF modularity. United States. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b01125.
Dolgopolova, Ekaterina A., Brandt, Amy J., Ejegbavwo, Otega A., Duke, Audrey S., Maddumapatabandi, Thathsara D., Galhenage, Randima P., Larson, Bryon W., Reid, Obadiah G., Ammal, Salai C., Heyden, Andreas, Chandrashekhar, Mvs, Stavila, Vitalie, Chen, Donna A., and Shustova, Natalia B. Sat . "Electronic properties of bimetallic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs): Tailoring the density of electronic states through MOF modularity". United States. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b01125. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352137.
@article{osti_1352137,
title = {Electronic properties of bimetallic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs): Tailoring the density of electronic states through MOF modularity},
author = {Dolgopolova, Ekaterina A. and Brandt, Amy J. and Ejegbavwo, Otega A. and Duke, Audrey S. and Maddumapatabandi, Thathsara D. and Galhenage, Randima P. and Larson, Bryon W. and Reid, Obadiah G. and Ammal, Salai C. and Heyden, Andreas and Chandrashekhar, Mvs and Stavila, Vitalie and Chen, Donna A. and Shustova, Natalia B.},
abstractNote = {The development of porous well-defined hybrid materials (e.g., metal-organic frameworks or MOFs) will add a new dimension to a wide number of applications ranging from supercapacitors and electrodes to 'smart' membranes and thermoelectrics. From this perspective, the understanding and tailoring of the electronic properties of MOFs are key fundamental challenges that could unlock the full potential of these materials. In this work, we focused on the fundamental insights responsible for the electronic properties of three distinct classes of bimetallic systems, Mx-yM'y-MOFs, MxM'y- MOFs, and Mx(ligand-M'y)-MOFs, in which the second metal (M') incorporation occurs through (i) metal (M) replacement in the framework nodes (type I), (ii) metal node extension (type II), and (iii) metal coordination to the organic ligand (type III), respectively. We employed microwave conductivity, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy, pressed-pellet conductivity, and theoretical modeling to shed light on the key factors responsible for the tunability of MOF electronic structures. Experimental prescreening of MOFs was performed based on changes in the density of electronic states near the Fermi edge, which was used as a starting point for further selection of suitable MOFs. As a result, we demonstrated that the tailoring of MOF electronic properties could be performed as a function of metal node engineering, framework topology, and/or the presence of unsaturated metal sites while preserving framework porosity and structural integrity. Finally, these studies unveil the possible pathways for transforming the electronic properties of MOFs from insulating to semiconducting, as well as provide a blueprint for the development of hybrid porous materials with desirable electronic structures.},
doi = {10.1021/jacs.7b01125},
journal = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
number = 14,
volume = 139,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Mar 18 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Mar 18 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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