High selective detection of mercury (II) ions by thioether side groups on metal-organic frameworks

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Li Fu
  • Kefeng Xie
  • Jingyuan Ge
  • Luxi Zhang
  • Huaiwei Zhang
  • Weitao Su
  • Cangtao Zhou
  • Chundong Wang
  • Shuangchen Ruan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-58
Journal / PublicationAnalytica Chimica Acta
Volume1081
Online published28 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

Abstract

Mercury ions can significantly affect the organism and environment even at a very low concentration. Thus, great efforts have been devoted to developing high sensitive electrochemical sensors, especially the one that not only detect the mercury ions but also effective sensitive to thymine-Hg2+-thymine in aqueous solution. Metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) possess hollow nature and are easy for grafting functional groups, however, there is still no attempts for working as electrochemical sensors in detecting mercury ions. Herein, we report a novel type sensor of Zr(IV)-based MOFs with specifically attached thioether side groups allowing mercury ions to be easily adsorbed and detected. The Zr(IV)-involved MOFs show strong binding to mercury ions compared with the bare MOFs, as confirmed by both experiment measurements and theoretical calculations. The as-prepared senor is sensitive ranging from 0.01 nM to 3 μM with detection limitation of 7.3 fM, which is better than most of T-Hg2+-T- and enzyme-based sensors reported so far. The high sensitivity could be due to the straightforward adsorption pathway and the biomolecule exclusion nature of the Zr(IV)-involved MOFs sensor. We anticipate that our findings could pave the way for MOFs-based sensor exploration towards its commercial applications.

Research Area(s)

  • Electrochemical sensing platform, Mercury ions, Metal-organic frameworks, Sulfuration, Thioether side groups

Citation Format(s)

High selective detection of mercury (II) ions by thioether side groups on metal-organic frameworks. / Fu, Li; Xie, Kefeng; Wang, Aiwu; Lyu, Fucong; Ge, Jingyuan; Zhang, Luxi; Zhang, Huaiwei; Su, Weitao; Hou, Yun-Long; Zhou, Cangtao; Wang, Chundong; Ruan, Shuangchen.

In: Analytica Chimica Acta, Vol. 1081, 12.11.2019, p. 51-58.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review