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Validation of ‘lock-and-key' mechanism of a metal-organic framework in selective sensing of triethylamine
Kowsalya Vellingiri,
Published in Royal Society of Chemistry
2019
Volume: 9
   
Issue: 14
Pages: 7818 - 7825
Abstract
To develop the metal-organic framework (MOF)-based sensing of triethylamine (TEA) in an aqueous phase, Al-MIL-101-NH2 (MIL: Material Institute Lavoisier) with a tripod-like cavity was utilized based on a lock-and-key model. Al-MIL-101-NH2 (Al-MOF) was found to be an excellent fluorescent sensor for the TEA molecules in the range of 0.05-0.99 mM. The limit of detection (LOD) and linear calibration range of this probe towards TEA were found to be 3 μM and 0.05-0.40 mM, respectively. The mechanism of the sensing process indicates the dominant role of physical processes (e.g., non-covalent bond interactions). In addition, the exact fit of the TEA molecule (6.5 Å) in the tripod-like cavity (6.78 Å) supported the strong interaction between three ethyl groups (TEA) and aromatic rings (MOF). This kind of specific suitability between size/shape of the TEA and tripod-like cavity of MOF (ΔG: −46.7 kJ mol−1) was not found in other molecules such as ethylamine (ΔG: −2.20 kJ mol−1 and size: 3.7 Å), formaldehyde (ΔG: +1.50 kJ mol−1 and size: 2.8 Å), and ammonia (ΔG: +0.71 kJ mol−1 and size: 1.6 Å). As such, Al-MOF was found to be a selective and stable sensor for TEA. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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JournalData powered by TypesetRSC Advances
PublisherData powered by TypesetRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISSN20462069
Open AccessYes
Concepts (13)
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    Ammonia
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    Crystalline materials
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    Locks (fasteners)
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    Organometallics
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    Fluorescent sensors
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    Limit of detection
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    LINEAR CALIBRATION
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    Metal organic framework
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    Physical process
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    Selective sensing
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    SENSING PROCESS
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    Strong interaction
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    Molecules