A Highly Conductive All-Carbon Linked 3D Covalent Organic Framework Film
Journal article, 2021

Here an all-carbon linked 3D covalent organic framework (COF) is introduced by employing a templated surface reaction in a continuous flow (TSRCF). The presented method of synthesis provides spatial control over the reaction chemistry and allows for the creation of ultrasmooth COF films of desired thickness and significant crystallinity. The films show high electrical conductivity (≈3.4 S m−1) after being doped with tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ), setting a new record for 3D COF materials. The concurrence of 3D nanosized channels and high conductivity opens up for a number of hitherto unexplored applications for this class of materials, such as high surface area electrodes, electrochemical transistors, and for electronic sensing.

covalent organic frameworks

3D networks

conductive films

all carbon linked structure


Yizhou Yang

University of Gothenburg

Suman Mallick

University of Gothenburg

Fernando Izquierdo Ruiz

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Clara Schäfer

University of Gothenburg

Xing Xing

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Martin Rahm

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Karl Börjesson

University of Gothenburg


1613-6810 (ISSN) 1613-6829 (eISSN)

Vol. 17 40 2103152

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry

Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials

Materials Chemistry

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



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