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dc.contributor.advisorMircea Dincă.en_US
dc.contributor.authorXie, Lilia Shell.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-15T21:57:41Z
dc.date.available2020-09-15T21:57:41Z
dc.date.copyright2020en_US
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/127432
dc.descriptionThesis: Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, May, 2020en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from the official PDF of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractElectrically conductive metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) combine intrinsic porosity with efficient charge transport, opening up possibilities as active materials for applications ranging from electrocatalysis to chemiresistive sensing. In this thesis, efforts to study and control the conductivities of MOFs with different structural motifs enabling charge transport are detailed. Chapter 1 introduces the principles underlying electrical conductivity in solids and reviews relevant literature on MOFs with through-bond and through-space transport pathways. Chapter 2 demonstrates the application of post-synthetic mixed-valence doping in an iron-tetrazolate MOF exhibiting a through-bond pathway. Upon introducing Fe³⁺ sites into the native Fe²⁺ framework, the conductivity increases by 5 orders of magnitude, reaching the highest values for three-dimensionally connected MOFs. The remaining chapters are concerned with through-space transport pathways delineated by linker stacking interactions. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on lanthanide MOFs with the tetrathiafulvalene tetrabenzoate (TTFTB) linker. Chapter 3 describes the interplay between [pi]- [pi] stacking and conductivity in TTFTB MOFs with La³⁺, and proposes a general heuristic for relating transport properties to structural parameters in related materials. Chapter 4 presents TTFTB frameworks with the late lanthanides Tm³⁺, Yb³⁺, and Lu³⁺. The unprecedented topologies of the structures described in these chapters underscore the unique self-assembly properties of the TTFTB linker. Chapter 5 details the substitution of tetrathiafulvalene for a nickel(II) bis(glyoximate) core in a family of isostructural conductive MOFs. Broader implications for linker design in conductive MOFs, particularly those with three-dimensional connectivities and pronounced [pi]-[pi] stacking, are discussed.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Lilia Shell Xie.en_US
dc.format.extent156 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses may be protected by copyright. Please reuse MIT thesis content according to the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy, which is available through the URL provided.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectChemistry.en_US
dc.titleThrough-bond and through-space charge transport in metal-organic frameworksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistryen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1192965980en_US
dc.description.collectionPh.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistryen_US
dspace.imported2020-09-15T21:57:40Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeDoctoralen_US
mit.thesis.departmentChemen_US


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