Sulfur-containing bimetallic metal organic frameworks with multi-fold helix as anode of lithium ion batteries†
We utilise the dual synthesis strategy in terms of bimetallic inorganic building blocks and sulfur containing organic ligand. A novel sulfur-containing bimetallic metal organic framework (Fe2Co-TPDC) with two types of 4-fold meso-helical structures has been successfully synthesized. Benefitting from the uniform distribution of active sulfur sites and the structural stability of the mixed-metallic method, Fe2Co-TPDC can efficiently prevent a shuttle behavior of sulfur and endow a commendable specific capacity. As far as we know, this is the first time that a sulfur-containing bimetallic crystalline MOF with helical structure and prominent specific capacity and remarkable cycling stability has served as an electrode material for LIBs.