2014 Volume 30 Issue 6 Pages 663-668
A magnetic metal organic framework (MOF) composite was prepared. The composite was fabricated by incorporation of Fe3O4 nanoparticals with MOF. It was characterized and expected to offer a promising template for molecular immobilization and sensor fabrication because of its ordered structure and satisfying large specific surface area. The resulting composite was used to detect methyl parathion. Electrochemical measurements showed that the multifunctional composite of MOF provided an excellent matrix for the co-adsorption of methyl parathion. Owing to the ordered structure, the large surface area, excellent compatibility and magnetic property of the material, methyl parathion could be separated, accumulated and directly detected in the solution with high sensitivity. The differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) response was proportional to the concentration range from 5.00 × 10−6 to 5.00 × 10−3 g L−1 with the detection limit of 3.02 × 10−6 g L−1. The experimental results can lead to a widespread use of electrochemical sensors to detect organophosphorous pesticides contaminates and other substances.