Untangling Complex Redox Chemistry in Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Using Fourier Transformed Alternating Current Voltammetry

Pavel M. Usov, Alexandr N. Simonov, Alan M. Bond, Michael J. Murphy, Deanna M D'Alessandro

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Two zeolitic imidazolate frameworks, ZIF-67 and ZIF-8, were interrogated for their redox properties using Fourier transformed alternating current voltammetry, which revealed that the 2-methylimidazolate ligand is responsible for multiple redox transformations. Further insight was gained by employing discrete tetrahedral complexes, [M(DMIM)4]2+ (DMIM = 1,2-dimethylimidazole, M = CoII or ZnII) which have similar structural motifs to ZIFs. In this work we demonstrate a multidirectional approach that enables the complex electrochemical behavior of ZIFs to be unraveled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10181-10187
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017

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