Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) define a versatile structural paradigm combining attractive properties such as crystallinity, porosity, and chemical and structural modularity which are valuable for various applications. COFs have attracted much interest for applications such as gas storage, charge storage, optoelectronics, photo-catalysis and photoelectricity. The tuneability of their conducting nature, the intriguing charge separation properties and charge carrier mobility through the π-stacked columns of the COF layers set the focus of research on electroactive COFs as active material in photocatalysis or photovoltaic devices.
My research focuses on the development of new redox- or photoactive molecular building blocks which will be incorporated into highly promising COFs for charge storage, photo-catalytic or photovoltaic devices.
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Highly conducting Wurster-type twisted covalent organic frameworks, Julian M. Rotter*, Roman Guntermann*, Michael Auth, Andre Mähringer, Andreas Sperlich, Vladimir Dyakonov, Dana D. Medina, Thomas Bein, Chem. Sci. 2020 [link]