A new proton-conducting Bi-carboxylate framework Articles uri icon

publication date

  • August 2019

start page

  • 11161

end page

  • 11180


  • 30


  • 48

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1477-9226


  • A new robust Bi-carboxylate metal-organic framework (MOF) IEF-2 was hydrothermally prepared, acting as a proton carrier (sigma similar to 1.1 x 10(-4) S cm(-1)). Such proton conductivity is among the highest reported so far for purely 3D carboxylate-based MOFs, being explained by the existence of a 1D hydrogen-bond network, as suggested by structural analysis and theoretical studies.


  • metal-organic frameworks; fuel-cell; composite membranes; bismuth; acid