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A Nanotubular Metal–Organic Framework with a Narrow Bandgap from Extended Conjugation**

Ayhan, M. Menaf; Bayraktar, Ceyda; Yu, Kai Bin; Hanna, Gabriel; Yazaydin, A. Ozgur; Zorlu, Yunus; Yücesan, Gündoğ

FG Lebensmittelchemie und Toxikologie

A one‐dimensional nanotubular metal–organic framework (MOF) [Ni(Cu‐H4TPPA)]⋅2 (CH3)2NH2+ (H8TPPA=5,10,15,20‐tetrakis[p‐phenylphosphonic acid] porphyrin) constructed by using the arylphosphonic acid H8TPPA is reported. The structure of this MOF, known as GTUB‐4, was solved by using single‐crystal X‐ray diffraction and its geometric accessible surface area was calculated to be 1102 m2 g−1, making it the phosphonate MOF with the highest reported surface area. Due to the extended conjugation of its porphyrin core, GTUB‐4 possesses narrow indirect and direct bandgaps (1.9 eV and 2.16 eV, respectively) in the semiconductor regime. Thermogravimetric analysis suggests that GTUB‐4 is thermally stable up to 400 °C. Owing to its high surface area, low bandgap, and high thermal stability, GTUB‐4 could find applications as electrodes in supercapacitors.