Self-assembly of metal–organic frameworks and graphene oxide as precursors for lithium-ion battery applications

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Original languageEnglish
Article number313
Journal / PublicationJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


We fabricated composites of Fe2O3/reduced graphene oxide as lithium-ion batteries anode material with controlled structures by employing self-assembly of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and polymer-functionalized graphene oxide as precursors. By electrostatic interaction, the negatively charged MOFs, Prussian Blue (PB), are assembled on poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA)-functionalized graphene oxide (positive charge). Then the PB cubes become FeOOH nanosheets when treated with sodium hydroxide. Upon further annealing, the FeOOH nanosheets transform to Fe2O3 nanoparticles while the graphene oxide become reduced graphene oxide simultaneously. It was found that the composites have good performance as anode of lithium-ion battery. This work shows a new way for self-assembling MOFs and 2D materials.

Research Area(s)

  • Energy storage, Lithium-ion battery (LIB), Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), Prussian blue (PB), Reduced graphene oxide (rGO), Self-assembly