Metal-organic framework (MOF)-based advanced sensing platforms for the detection of hydrogen sulfide

Kumar Vikrant, Vanish Kumar, Yong Sik Ok, Ki Hyun Kim, Akash Deep

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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is and a colorless, corrosive, flammable, and toxic gas with a characteristic rotten egg smell. Although its detection can be conducted by conventional methods (like gas chromatography), highly effective and sensitive detection of H2S has been realized with the usage of various nanomaterials (e.g., carbon nanostructures, metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles, and quantum dots). Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), as employed for such applications either in their pristine or modified forms, have been recognized as the effective media for sensing of H2S due to synergistic effects in addition to their well-known merits (e.g., the large specific surface). This review has been organized to describe the potential applicability of MOF-based sensing against H2S through comparative evaluation of their capability against other materials or tools. We also discuss the present obstacles and outline the future scope of research on MOF-based sensing tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-281
Number of pages19
JournalTrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug


  • HS
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Monitoring techniques
  • Pollutant detection
  • Sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy


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