DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202310195 ISSN: 1616-301X

Optimization Strategies of Covalent Organic Frameworks and Their Derivatives for Electrocatalytic Applications

Liyuan Xiao, Zhenlu Wang, Jingqi Guan
  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are crystalline organic porous polymers that can be precisely integrated by building blocks to achieve pre‐designed composition, components, and functions, making them a powerful platform for the development of molecular devices in the field of electrocatalysis. The precise control of channel/dopant positions and highly ordered network structures of COFs provide an ideal material system for the applications of advanced electrocatalysis. In this paper, the topological structure design and synthesis methods of COFs are reviewed in detail, and their design principles are deeply analyzed. In addition, the applications of COFs and their derivatives in the field of electrocatalysis are systematically summarized and the optimization strategies are proposed. Finally, the application prospects of COFs and their derivatives in electrocatalysis and the challenges that may be encountered in the future are prospected, providing helpful guidance for future research.

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