Recent progress in metal–organic framework/graphene-derived materials for energy storage and conversion: design, preparation, and application

Kaixi Wang, Kwun Nam Hui, Kwan San Hui, Shaojun Peng, Yuxi Xu

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Graphene or chemically modified graphene, because of its high specific surface area and abundant functional groups, provides an ideal template for the controllable growth of metal–organic framework (MOF) particles. The nanocomposite assembled from graphene and MOFs can effectively overcome the limitations of low stability and poor conductivity of MOFs, greatly widening their application in the field of electrochemistry. Furthermore, it can also be utilized as a versatile precursor due to the tunable structure and composition for various derivatives with sophisticated structures, showing their unique advantages and great potential in many applications, especially energy storage and conversion. Therefore, the related studies have been becoming a hot research topic and have achieved great progress. This review summarizes comprehensively the latest methods of synthesizing MOFs/graphene and their derivatives, and their application in energy storage and conversion with a detailed analysis of the structure–property relationship. Additionally, the current challenges and opportunities in this field will be discussed with an outlook also provided
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5737-5766
Number of pages30
JournalChemical Science
Issue number16
Early online date28 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2021

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