Journal article

Exploiting Supramolecular Dynamics in Metal-Phenolic Networks to Generate Metal-Oxide and Metal-Carbon Networks

Shuaijun Pan, Eirini Goudeli, Jingqu Chen, Zhixing Lin, Qi-Zhi Zhong, Wenjie Zhang, Haitao Yu, Rui Guo, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2021

Abstract

Supramolecular complexation is a powerful strategy for engineering materials in bulk and at interfaces. Metal-phenolic networks (MPNs), which are assembled through supramolecular complexes, have emerged as suitable candidates for surface and particle engineering owing to their diverse properties. Herein, we examine the supramolecular dynamics of MPNs during thermal transformation processes. Changes in the local supramolecular network including enlarged pores, ordered aromatic packing, and metal relocation arise from thermal treatment in air or an inert atmosphere, enabling the engineering of metal-oxide networks (MONs) and metal-carbon networks, respectively. Furthermore, by integrating phot..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Prof. W. Xu, Dr. M.A. Rahim, Dr. J. Zhou, Dr. Y. Ju, and Dr. X. Duan for helpful discussions and/or support with the characterization studies. This research was supported by the following grants, schemes, and fellowships: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (F.C., Project no. CE140100036), National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (F.C., GNT1135806). This work was performed in part at the Materials Characterization and Fabrication Platform (MCFP), the Bio21 Advanced Microscopy Facility, the Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TrACEES) Platform, and the Materials and Process Simulation (MAPS) platform at The University of Melbourne.