Molecular design of electrically conductive COFs as efficient electrodes for lithium batteries


Used to power electric vehicles and store renewable energy, Li-ion batteries (LIBs) can help reduce carbon emissions. However, LIBs are based on transition metal oxide cathodes. This means they have limited energy density, and it also raises environmental concerns. The EU-funded ELECTROCOFS project will explore organic materials as alternative electrodes because of their high theoretical capacity, resource availability and sustainability. Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have emerged in the past few years as promising organic electrode materials due to their outstanding chemical and structural versatility. The overall goal is to design new conductive redox-active COFs as cathode materials to enhance LIBs’ electrochemical performance.


Manuel Souto Salom


Universidade de Aveiro (UA)


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