Postmodulation of the Metal-Organic Framework Precursor toward the Vacancy-Rich CuxO Transducer for Sensitivity Boost: Synthesis, Catalysis, and H2O2Sensing

Junji Li, Wen Li Xin, Yu Xuan Dai, Guofang Shu, Xue Ji Zhang, Robert S. Marks, Serge Cosnier, Dan Shan

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Abstract

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) act as versatile coordinators for the subsequent synthesis of high-performance catalysts by providing dispersed metal-ion distribution, initial coordination condition, dopant atom ratios, and so on. In this work, a crystalline MOF trans-[Cu(NO3)2(Him)4] was synthesized as the novel precursor of a redox-alternating CuxO electrochemical catalyst. Through simple temperature modulation, the gradual transformation toward a highly active nanocomposite was characterized to ascertain the signal enhancing mechanism in H2O2 reduction. Owing to the proprietary structure of the transducer material and its ensuing high activity, a proof-of-principle sensor was able to provide an amplified sensitivity of 2330 μA mM-1 cm-2. The facile one-pot preparation and intrinsic nonenzymatic nature also suggests its wide potentials in medical settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11066-11071
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume93
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Aug 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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