Graphene quantum dots (GQD) with an average size of 3.1 nm were incorporated into a mesoporous porphyrinic zirconium-based metal-organic framework (MOF) by direct impregnation to render the donor-acceptor charge transfer from GQDs to porphyrinic linkers. The hybrid material still possesses around half porosity of the pristine MOF and shows a 100-fold higher electrical conductivity compared to that of the parent MOF. By utilizing the porphyrinic linkers as catalytically active units, the GQD-MOF material exhibits a better electrochemical sensing activity toward nitrite in aqueous solutions compared to both the pristine MOF and GQD.
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- Materials Science(all)