Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 42, 2016
Previous Article Next Article

A cadmium(II)-based metal–organic framework for selective trace detection of nitroaniline isomers and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue in neutral aqueous solution

Author affiliations

Abstract

A robust luminescent metal–organic framework (MOF), Cd–PDA, was solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Cd–PDA has a 3D stable framework decorated with one-dimensional rectangular channels (7.13 × 10.59 Å2). It showed superior sensitivity towards p-nitroaniline compared to other nitroaniline isomers. The detection limit for p-nitroaniline was found to be extremely low, 3.5 ppb in solution, which represents one of the most efficient porous material-based sensors for p-NA. And the sensing mechanism was discussed through FT-IR spectra and molecular force field-based calculations. In addition, the photocatalytic activities of Cd–PDA were also determined by 500 W Xe lamp induced photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) experiments. Cd–PDA has the advantages of excellent catalytic activity, stability, and availability. Along with ease of recyclability, it will be useful in practical applications.

Graphical abstract: A cadmium(ii)-based metal–organic framework for selective trace detection of nitroaniline isomers and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue in neutral aqueous solution

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 15 Aug 2016, accepted on 16 Sep 2016, published on 21 Sep 2016 and first published online on 21 Sep 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TA06997E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 16349-16355
  •   Request permissions

    A cadmium(II)-based metal–organic framework for selective trace detection of nitroaniline isomers and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue in neutral aqueous solution

    P. Wu, Y. Liu, Y. Li, M. Jiang, X. Li, Y. Shi and J. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 16349
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TA06997E

Search articles by author