• G KRISHNAMURTHY

Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science

• Fabrication of MOF-177 for electrochemical detection of toxic Pb$^{2+}$ and Cd$^{2+} ions We have studied the electrochemical behaviour of room-temperature synthesized MOF-177. The MOF-177sample was characterized by various techniques like Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy,energy dispersive X-ray, powder X-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance and CHNS elemental analysis. The MOF-177 electrode was prepared and electrochemical performance was carried out to explore the electrical activity of MOF-177.Cyclic voltammetry studies were performed in 0.05 M K$_4$Fe(CN)$_6$solution and electrochemical sensing experiments were performed in 0.05MH$_2$SO$_4$and pH 7 buffer solution. A significantly increased electron transfer property has been observed and it has been explored for the electrochemical detection of heavy metal ions. The MOF-177/cp electrode has shown excellent sensitivity towards toxic heavy metal ions such as Pb$^{2+}$and Cd$^{2+}$at the limit of detection of 0.004 and 0.03$\mu$M, respectively. • Electrochemical and photocatalytic applications of Ce-MOF We report on the applicability of an easy and general synthesis procedure for the formation of Ce(IV)-MOFs. Cerium-based metal–organic frame (Ce-MOF) was successfully synthesized by a simple, cost-effective and green route. Highly homogeneous topology, nano-sized crystals, stable oxidation states Ce(III) and Ce(IV) at room temperature, significant surface area and thermal stability up to 320$^{\circ}\$C are the notable properties achieved by Ce-MOF. Electrontransferability of the cerium electrode was used for the detection of methylene blue (MB) analyte in acidic buffer solution. Also the effect of different pH buffer solutions on electrode response has been studied. Photocatalytic performance of nano-Ce-MOF was studied on the degradation of MB analyte under visible light.

• Cation co-doping into ZnS quantum dots: towards visible light sensing applications

Efficient and environmentally benign visible light responsive materials have been sought after owing to their interesting applications such as visible light photocatalysis, visible light water splitting and visible light sensing. In thisresearch study, the effect of co-doping on the absorption and electrical properties of ZnS quantum dots is studied. Upon co-doping of Fe and Cu into ZnS quantum dots, a new absorption band in the visible region is observed. Furthermore, these quantum dots show photoresponse in the visible region unlike their undoped counterparts that is only effective in the UV region, suggesting their utility in light sensing applications.

• # Bulletin of Materials Science

Volume 44, 2021
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• # Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar for Science and Technology

Posted on October 12, 2020

Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020