Room-Temperature Electrochemical Conversion of Metal-Organic Frameworks into Porous Amorphous Metal Sulfides with Tailored Composition and Hydrogen Ev... Academic Article uri icon


  • The conversion of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) into inorganic nanomaterials is considered as an attractive means to produce highly efficient electrocatalysts for alternative‐ energy related applications. Yet, traditionally employed MOF‐conversion conditions (eg, pyrolysis) commonly involve multiple complex high‐temperature reaction processes, which often make it challenging to control the composition, pore structure, and active‐sites of the MOF‐derived catalysts. Herein, a general, simple, room‐temperature method is presented for a controlled electrochemical conversion of MOF (EC‐MOF) films into porous, amorphous metal sulfides (a‐MSx). Detailed X‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis and control over independent EC‐MOF parameters (eg, scan‐rate and potential window) enable to gain insights on the MOF‐conversion mechanisms, and in turn to fine‐tune the porosity and …

publication date

  • May 1, 2018