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Design and construction of a ferrocene based inclined polycatenated Co-MOF for supercapacitor and dye adsorption applications

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A new cobalt based inclined polycatenated metal–organic framework, {[Co4(FcDCA)4(bpy)4(H2O)6]·11H2O}n [FcDCA = 1,1′-ferrocene dicarboxylic acid and bpy = 4,4′-bipyridyl] (1), has been designed and synthesized in a facile manner. 1 can be simplified as a 2D + 2D → 3D inclined polycatenation class with Doc1/1, as authenticated by single crystal X-ray studies. Further, 1 was employed as a modifier for a glassy carbon electrode (1-GCE) without using any binders to explore its supercapacitor performance. Detailed electrochemical investigations carried out using 1-GCE reveal a specific capacitance of 446.8 F g−1 at a current density of 1.2 A g−1, with an excellent cycle life of ∼88.37% (after 800 cycles). Moreover, a high rate performance was also observed for 1-GCE (it retains 81% of its initial capacitance up to a high current density of 10 A g−1), which endorsed its good stability on the electrode surface. The results were found to be superior than those for {[Co(bpy)1.5(NO3)2]}n (2), highlighting the role of the presence of FcDCA in 1. Additionally, the notable adsorption and desorption properties of 1 towards selected Chicago Sky Blue (CSB) and Congo Red (CR) dyes confirms the candidature of 1 as a potential dye adsorbing agent.

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The article was received on 02 May 2017, accepted on 14 Jul 2017 and first published on 14 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03773B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 17998-18011
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    Design and construction of a ferrocene based inclined polycatenated Co-MOF for supercapacitor and dye adsorption applications

    R. Rajak, M. Saraf, A. Mohammad and S. M. Mobin, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 17998
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA03773B

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