New Opportunities for Functional Materials from Metal Phosphonates

Yun Pei Zhu, Zhong Yong Yuan, Husam N. Alshareef

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Hybrid functional materials and their derivatives are propelling a technological revolution in chemistry, materials science, and other disciplines. The performance of hybrid materials touches many fundamental aspects of energy conversion and storage, sustainable environment, and life sciences. Based on their rich chemistry, diverse metal phosphonates and their derivatives can be synthesized. These materials manifest various structures and enable new functionalities, which are hardly attainable in simple mixtures or other multicomponent materials. Here, we highlight and discuss the fascinating materials design innovations that organophosphonates can enable, with an eye on energy, environment, and biological applications.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-594
Number of pages13
JournalACS Materials Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 17 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research reported in this work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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