With regard to fluorescence quenching commonly observed during metal-ion detection, “turn-on” chemical sensing has been rarely reported, but could be extremely important because it facilitates the selective recognition of target objects of interest against a dark background. A metal–organic framework (MOF) chemosensor has been prepared that serves as an efficient platform for the selective detection of Cu2+ and Cd2+ ions over other metal ions. In particular, this framework shows the highest fluorescence enhancement (≈60-fold relative to Cd-free MOF) for the hazardous metal ion Cd2+ among luminescent MOFs and displays excellent reusability in repeated cycles. The direct diffusion of Cd2+ into the crystal pores has also been visualized for the first time.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Chemistry - A European Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Apr 6|
- diffusion processes
- metal–organic frameworks
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry