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Rapid, Selective Heavy Metal Removal from Water by a Metal–Organic Framework/Polydopamine Composite

Overview of attention for article published in ACS Central Science, March 2018
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Title
Rapid, Selective Heavy Metal Removal from Water by a Metal–Organic Framework/Polydopamine Composite
Published in
ACS Central Science, March 2018
DOI 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00605
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Authors

Daniel T. Sun, Li Peng, Washington S. Reeder, Seyed Mohamad Moosavi, Davide Tiana, David K. Britt, Emad Oveisi, Wendy L. Queen

Abstract

Drinking water contamination with heavy metals, particularly lead, is a persistent problem worldwide with grave public health consequences. Existing purification methods often cannot address this problem quickly and economically. Here we report a cheap, water stable metal-organic framework/polymer composite, Fe-BTC/PDA, that exhibits rapid, selective removal of large quantities of heavy metals, such as Pb2+ and Hg2+, from real world water samples. In this work, Fe-BTC is treated with dopamine, which undergoes a spontaneous polymerization to polydopamine (PDA) within its pores via the Fe3+ open metal sites. The PDA, pinned on the internal MOF surface, gains extrinsic porosity, resulting in a composite that binds up to 1634 mg of Hg2+ and 394 mg of Pb2+ per gram of composite and removes more than 99.8% of these ions from a 1 ppm solution, yielding drinkable levels in seconds. Further, the composite properties are well-maintained in river and seawater samples spiked with only trace amounts of lead, illustrating unprecedented selectivity. Remarkably, no significant uptake of competing metal ions is observed even when interferents, such as Na+, are present at concentrations up to 14 000 times that of Pb2+. The material is further shown to be resistant to fouling when tested in high concentrations of common organic interferents, like humic acid, and is fully regenerable over many cycles.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 327 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 68 21%
Student > Master 42 13%
Researcher 34 10%
Student > Bachelor 27 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 6%
Other 61 19%
Unknown 74 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 112 34%
Chemical Engineering 37 11%
Engineering 18 6%
Environmental Science 17 5%
Materials Science 16 5%
Other 30 9%
Unknown 97 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 139. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 June 2021.
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#193,502
of 19,419,692 outputs
Outputs from ACS Central Science
#45
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Outputs of similar age
#5,781
of 292,343 outputs
Outputs of similar age from ACS Central Science
#2
of 51 outputs
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