Facile construction of two-dimensional coordination polymers with a well-designed redox-active organic linker for improved lithium ion battery performance

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  • ReceivedAug 22, 2018
  • AcceptedOct 16, 2018
  • PublishedJan 7, 2019


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the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21622105,21501071,21421001)

Shenzhen Fundamental Research Project(JCYJ20160525164227350)

the Ministry of Education of China(B12015)


This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21622105, 21501071, 21421001), Shenzhen Fundamental Research Project (JCYJ20160525164227350), the Ministry of Education of China (B12015), and the Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin (18JCJQJC47200).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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  • Figure 1

    (a) Synthesis of H4pztc; (b) coordination geometries of CoII ions in 1; (c) the coordination environments in 1 (hydrogen atoms were omitted for clarity); (d) wavy layers along the b axis; (e) the 3D supramolecular structure of 1 along the a axis. Atom colors: Co (purple), C (gray), N (blue), and O (red) (color online).

  • Figure 2

    Calculation of the relative energies and spatial distributions of HOMO and LUMO energy levels for H4pztc, 1, and 2. The left axis represents the relative energy voltage (vs. Li/Li+, ELi/Li+) and the right axis represents the relative energy level in vacuum (Evac) (color online).

  • Figure 3

    Electrochemical performances of two CPs as LIBs anodes: charge-discharge profiles at 200 mA g−1 of the 1 (a) and the 2 (b); cycling performances of 1 (c) and 2 (d) at 200 mA g−1 over 150 cycles; rate performance of 1 (e) and 2 (f) at different current densities (color online).

  • Figure 4

    Cyclic voltammetry (CV) curves for the 2–4 cycles of 1 (a) and 2 (b) at a scan rate of 0.1 mV s−1 in the voltage window of 0.01–3.0 V vs. Li/Li+. XPS spectra of 1 and 2 from the assembled electrodes before (c and d) and after (e and f) the electrochemical discharge processes (color online).