Versatile reactions on hydrophobic functionalization of metal-organic frameworks and anticorrosion application

Bing Han Li, Sue Lein Wang*, Souvik Pal, Pamela Berilyn So, Guan Ying Chen, Wei Jie Huang, Yu Ling Hsu, Szu Yu Kuo, Jui Ming Yeh*, Chia Her Lin*

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Four post-synthetic modification (PSM) reactions to incorporate alkyl chains onto metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were explored by using various organic transformation reactions. The modified hydrophobic MOFs can reduce the interface voids within the MOF-polymer composites. In this work, it was demonstrated that the decorated hydrophobic MOFs eliminated the interfacial voids in the MOF-polyaniline (PANI) composites and increased the anticorrosion performance. In particular, PAZr-C18-5% composite exhibited significant anticorrosive properties as the corrosion current density was reduced from 71.61 to 0.18 μA/cm2. Furthermore, the doping of hydrophobic MOFs into PANI can also increases the composite's surface hydrophobicity and improve its gas barrier performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111319
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct


  • Anticorrosion
  • Hydrophobic
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Polyaniline
  • Post-synthetic modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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