Redox-Active Metal-Organic Nanostructure Polymers and Their Remarkable Electrochemical Behavior

Document Type: Research Paper

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School of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

10.7508/jns.2012.01.011

Abstract

A number of redox-active coordination polymers (CPs) or metal- organic frameworks (MOFs) have been successfully synthesized using transition metals and bridging ligands. This article aims to deal with gathering the aforementioned disperse issues regarding the electroactive CPs. It also goes towards illustrating the effects of various factors on the electrochemical behavior of CPs including nature of the ligand and its substitutes, metal centers, nanoporous coordination cages, coordinating atoms, solvent and temperature. Electrochemical investigations of CPs could bring insights into metal interactions and electronic communications caused by π-conjugated backbone insights into metal interactions and electronic communications caused by π-conjugated backbone of the bridging ligand. Furthermore, some fundamental aspects of electrochemistry and a few interesting applications of CPs will be addressed in this paper.

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