Cu3 (hexaiminotriphenylene)2 : An Electrically Conductive 2D Metal-Organic Framework for Chemiresistive Sensing

TitleCu3 (hexaiminotriphenylene)2 : An Electrically Conductive 2D Metal-Organic Framework for Chemiresistive Sensing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCampbell, MG, Sheberla, D, Liu, SF, Swager, TM, Dinc─â, M
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
ISSN1521-3773
Keywordsammonia, conductivity, copper, metal-organic frameworks, sensors
Abstract

The utility of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as functional materials in electronic devices has been limited to date by a lack of MOFs that display high electrical conductivity. Here, we report the synthesis of a new electrically conductive 2D MOF, Cu3 (HITP)2 (HITP=2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaiminotriphenylene), which displays a bulk conductivity of 0.2 S cm(-1) (pellet, two-point-probe). Devices synthesized by simple drop casting of Cu3 (HITP)2 dispersions function as reversible chemiresistive sensors, capable of detecting sub-ppm levels of ammonia vapor. Comparison with the isostructural 2D MOF Ni3 (HITP)2 shows that the copper sites are critical for ammonia sensing, indicating that rational design/synthesis can be used to tune the functional properties of conductive MOFs.[on SciFinder (R)]