Since the discovery of high-temperature superconductors, several materials have been claimed as being room-temperature superconductors. In every case, independent investigation has quickly proven these claims false. As a result, most condensed matter physicists now welcome with extreme skepticism any further claims of this nature.
As of 2006, the highest-temperature superconductor (at ambient pressure) is mercury thallium barium calcium copper oxide (Hg12Tl3Ba30Ca30Cu45O125), at 138 K, though there are claims that this can be raised to 164 K by applying high pressure to the superconductor.
A potential candidate for room temperature superconductivity (though at extreme pressure) is metallic hydrogen; research into this possibility (and into how to reduce the pressure requirements) has resulted in the discovery of superconductivity in Silane (SiH4).