Circumventing the impact of agrochemicals on aquatic environments has become a necessity for health and ecological reasons. Herein, we report the use of a family of five eco-friendly water-stable isoreticular metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), prepared from amino acids, as adsorbents for the removal of neonicotinoid insecticides (thiamethoxam, clothianidin, imidacloprid, acetamiprid, and thiacloprid) from water. Among them, the three MOFs containing thioether-based residues show remarkable removal efficiency. In particular, the novel multivariate MOF {SrIICuII6[(S,S)-methox]1.5[(S,S)-Mecysmox]1.50(OH)2(H2O)}·36H2O (5), featuring narrow functional channels decorated with both -CH2SCH3 and -CH2CH2SCH3 thioalkyl chains - from l-methionine and l-methylcysteine amino acid-derived ligands, respectively - stands out and exhibits the higher removal efficiency, being capable to capture 100% of acetamiprid and thiacloprid in a single capture step under dynamic solid-phase extraction conditions - less than 30 s. Such unusual combination of outstanding efficiency, high stability in environmental conditions, and low-cost straightforward synthesis in 5 places this material among the most attractive adsorbents reported for the removal of this type of contaminants.

Highly Efficient Removal of Neonicotinoid Insecticides by Thioether-Based (Multivariate) Metal-Organic Frameworks

Bruno R.;Armentano D.
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2021-01-01

Abstract

Circumventing the impact of agrochemicals on aquatic environments has become a necessity for health and ecological reasons. Herein, we report the use of a family of five eco-friendly water-stable isoreticular metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), prepared from amino acids, as adsorbents for the removal of neonicotinoid insecticides (thiamethoxam, clothianidin, imidacloprid, acetamiprid, and thiacloprid) from water. Among them, the three MOFs containing thioether-based residues show remarkable removal efficiency. In particular, the novel multivariate MOF {SrIICuII6[(S,S)-methox]1.5[(S,S)-Mecysmox]1.50(OH)2(H2O)}·36H2O (5), featuring narrow functional channels decorated with both -CH2SCH3 and -CH2CH2SCH3 thioalkyl chains - from l-methionine and l-methylcysteine amino acid-derived ligands, respectively - stands out and exhibits the higher removal efficiency, being capable to capture 100% of acetamiprid and thiacloprid in a single capture step under dynamic solid-phase extraction conditions - less than 30 s. Such unusual combination of outstanding efficiency, high stability in environmental conditions, and low-cost straightforward synthesis in 5 places this material among the most attractive adsorbents reported for the removal of this type of contaminants.
2021
amino acids
crystal structures
host-guest chemistry
multivariate metal-organic frameworks
neonicotinoid insecticides
water remediation
Adsorption
Cysteine
Insecticides
Metal-Organic Frameworks
Methionine
Neonicotinoids
Solid Phase Extraction
Sulfides
Water Pollutants, Chemical
Water Purification
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