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Microwave synthesis of zinc-trimesic acid metal–organic framework for visual fluorescence detection of tetracyclines

Song-Lin Zhang, Long Yu, Peng-Chen Su, Hong-Wei Ge, Ming-Tai Sun, and Su-Hua Wang

MOE Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental System Optimization, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China



Received: 14 January 2022  Accepted: 30 March 2022


The excessive use of antibiotics in agriculture leads to their contamination in food and water; it is highly demanded to develop new functional materials for their fast and on-site detection. In this paper, we synthesized a zinc(II)-trimesic acid metal–organic framework (Zn-BTC) by microwave and explored its practical application for the detection of chlortetracycline (CTC) based on conformational variation mechanism. A limit of detection (LOD) of 24 nM was estimated for CTC according to the 3σ principle. Due to their similar unique structural properties, other tetracyclines also produce fluorescence enhancement upon adsorption with Zn-BTC, which can be used to distinguish tetracyclines from other antibiotics. Based on the properties, a test paper was fabricated by loading Zn-BTC on glass fiber filter paper. The paper could be used for non-contact visual detection of CTC, suggesting great application potential in water quality monitoring.

Keywords: Metal–organic framework; Fluorescence detection; Chlortetracycline; Fluorescence probe

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-022-02205-0


Chemical Papers 76 (8) 4777–4786 (2022)

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