High Electrical Conductivity in Three-Dimensional Porphyrin-Phosphonate Metal Organic-Frameworks

29 January 2021, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


Herein, we report the design and synthesis of a highly electrically conductive and microporous three-dimensional zinc-phosphonate metal-organic framework [Zn(Cu-p-H4TPPA)] ⋅2 (CH3)2NH2+ (designated as GTUB3), constructed using the 5,10,15,20‐tetrakis [p‐phenylphosphonic acid] porphyrin (p-H8TPPA) organic linker. GTUB3 has an indirect band gap of 1.64 eV and a high average electrical conductivity of 4 S/m, making it a rare example of an electrically conductive zinc metal-organic framework. The N2-accessible geometric surface area of GTUB3, as predicted by molecular simulations, is 671 m2/g. Owing to its simple, high-yield synthesis at low temperatures, porosity, and electrical conductivity, GTUB3 may be used as a low-cost electrode material in next generation phosphonate-supercapacitors.


Conductive MOFs
BET surface area measurement
MOF synthesis
Phosphonate MOFs


Comments are not moderated before they are posted, but they can be removed by the site moderators if they are found to be in contravention of our Commenting Policy [opens in a new tab] - please read this policy before you post. Comments should be used for scholarly discussion of the content in question. You can find more information about how to use the commenting feature here [opens in a new tab] .
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy [opens in a new tab] and Terms of Service [opens in a new tab] apply.