Two Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), ZIF-65 and ZIF-90 were loaded with phosphate esters and investigated for their abilities as proton conductors at temperatures ranging from 23ºC to 200ºC, with the goal being the achievement of superprotonic conduction at increased temperatures. Polybenzimidazole, a conductive polymer, was synthesized and incorporated with the MOFs to aid in proton transport. The following results do not achieve superprotonic conduction at high temperatures, but are promising for future investigation.
Lin, G. (2019). Investigating Proton Conduction using Guest-Loaded Metal-Organic Frameworks. Final report and reflection. Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. 1-8.