Electron Conductors, Redox, Coordination Polymers, MOFs, Battery
Electron-conductive and/or redox-active coordination polymers (regardless of porous or non-porous) have attracted much attention because of their unique physical properties and potential applications to molecular wire, sensor, battery, supercapacitor and so on. However, it has still been difficult to design the conduction pathway in coordination compounds. Thus, electron-conductive coordination polymers, especially those with permanent porosity such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been quite rare. There are several possible methods to reach the highly conducting MOFs: (1) introducing mixed valency; (2) introducing π-π stacking; (3) post-synthetic doping by the insertion of redox-active molecules, etc. The aim of this session is to activate the discussion on electron-conductive/redox-active coordination polymers among the researchers with various background such as MOFs, COFs, mixed-valence chain complexes, molecular electronics, rechargeable battery, and theoretical studies. This session welcomes any works related to electron-conductive and/or redox-active coordination polymers ranging from fundamental to applied science.