(AGENPARL) – LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM), gio 30 luglio 2020
Selective sensing of biothiols holds immense importance due to the adverse roles of abnormal concentrations of biothiols in several diseases, henceforth demanding widespread research for developing sensory receptor towards selective detection of biothiols. Herein the designed synthesis of a simple 3D porous coordination polymer, PCP-1 has been carried out following a conventional solvothermal reaction route that shows selective sensing of biothiols (Cys & Hcy) at nanomolar level with very short response time carrying enormous importance for simplistic biological studies. Due to the presence of paramagnetic metal centres, MnII-MOF itself remains in quenched state that shows selective “turn-on” fluorescence response in presence of electron-rich biothiols which was thoroughly studied by DFT. In continuation, the sensor PCP-1 was equally responsive in different biological matrices such as fresh Bovine serum and human urine showing the bio-applicability of the porous network which is of immense importance in analytical domains in modern era. Thus detection of biothiols from human urine would be enormously helpful in preparing a paediatric reference range for clinical use. As an artefact, detection of patients with either cystinuria or homocystinuria will be done with an ease. Additionally, PCP-1 has selective adsorption capability of CO2 over N2 at low temperature with the aid of size-exclusion effect of interstitial channels along with the dipole-induced dipole interaction. Magnetic properties of framework, PCP-1 indicates weak anti-ferromagnetic coupling in between the MnII centres of the tri nuclear building block. These two hidden potentials may be properly utilised in the domain of GHG mitigating agent and Spintronic applications respectively.
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