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Electron delocalization and charge mobility as a function of reduction in a metal–organic framework

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Materials, June 2018
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Electron delocalization and charge mobility as a function of reduction in a metal–organic framework
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Nature Materials, June 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41563-018-0098-1
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Michael L. Aubrey, Brian M. Wiers, Sean C. Andrews, Tsuneaki Sakurai, Sebastian E. Reyes-Lillo, Samia M. Hamed, Chung-Jui Yu, Lucy E. Darago, Jarad A. Mason, Jin-Ook Baeg, Fernande Grandjean, Gary J. Long, Shu Seki, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Peidong Yang, Jeffrey R. Long


Conductive metal-organic frameworks are an emerging class of three-dimensional architectures with degrees of modularity, synthetic flexibility and structural predictability that are unprecedented in other porous materials. However, engendering long-range charge delocalization and establishing synthetic strategies that are broadly applicable to the diverse range of structures encountered for this class of materials remain challenging. Here, we report the synthesis of K x Fe2(BDP)3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 2; BDP2- = 1,4-benzenedipyrazolate), which exhibits full charge delocalization within the parent framework and charge mobilities comparable to technologically relevant polymers and ceramics. Through a battery of spectroscopic methods, computational techniques and single-microcrystal field-effect transistor measurements, we demonstrate that fractional reduction of Fe2(BDP)3 results in a metal-organic framework that displays a nearly 10,000-fold enhancement in conductivity along a single crystallographic axis. The attainment of such properties in a K x Fe2(BDP)3 field-effect transistor represents the realization of a general synthetic strategy for the creation of new porous conductor-based devices.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 74 25%
Researcher 44 15%
Student > Master 33 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 8%
Student > Bachelor 20 7%
Other 43 15%
Unknown 58 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 122 41%
Materials Science 39 13%
Engineering 17 6%
Physics and Astronomy 15 5%
Chemical Engineering 11 4%
Other 12 4%
Unknown 79 27%
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