High-sensitivity photo-electrochemical heterostructure of the cuprous oxide-metal organic framework for a dioctyl phthalate molecularly imprinted sensor
This work designed a novel dioctyl phthalate (DOP) photoelectrochemical (PEC) sensor based on a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) modified Cu3(BTC)2@Cu2O heterostructure. In this work, a metal organic framework (MOF), Cu3(BTC)2, was coated on Cu2O through a simple immersion method to form a Cu3(BTC)2@Cu2O heterostructure. The heterostructure exhibited strong light adsorption ability, good stability and enhanced photocurrent under visible light irradiation. Using the Cu3(BTC)2@Cu2O heterostructure as the photoelectric converter, a PEC sensor was constructed by imprinting DOP on the heterostructure. Under the optimal experimental conditions, the PEC sensor showed a wide linear range from 25.0 pM–0.1 μM and a low detection limit of 9.15 pM. This method with good sensitivity, stability, selectivity and reproducibility in actual sample analyses showed promising applications of the MOF-based heterostructure in photoelectrochemical analysis fields.