High electrical conductivity in Ni₃(2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaiminotriphenylene)₂, a semiconducting metal-organic graphene analogue.

@article{Sheberla2014HighEC,
  title={High electrical conductivity in Ni₃(2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaiminotriphenylene)₂, a semiconducting metal-organic graphene analogue.},
  author={Dennis Sheberla and Lei Sun and Martin A Blood-Forsythe and S{\"u}leyman Er and Casey R. Wade and Carl K. Brozek and Al{\'a}n Aspuru-Guzik and Mircea Dincǎ},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={136 25},
  pages={
          8859-62
        }
}
Reaction of 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaaminotriphenylene with Ni(2+) in aqueous NH3 solution under aerobic conditions produces Ni3(HITP)2 (HITP = 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexaiminotriphenylene), a new two-dimensional metal-organic framework (MOF). The new material can be isolated as a highly conductive black powder or dark blue-violet films. Two-probe and van der Pauw electrical measurements reveal bulk (pellet) and surface (film) conductivity values of 2 and 40 S·cm(-1), respectively, both records for MOFs and… 

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