Growth of Au Nanoparticles on 2D Metalloporphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets Used as Biomimetic Catalysts for Cascade Reactions

Ying Huang, Meiting Zhao, Shikui Han, Zhuangchai Lai, Jian Yang, Chaoliang Tan, Qinglang Ma, Qipeng Lu, Junze Chen, Xiao Zhang, Zhicheng Zhang, Bing Li, Bo Chen, Yun Zong, Hua Zhang

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Inspired by the multiple functions of natural multienzyme systems, a new kind of hybrid nanosheet is designed and synthesized, i.e., ultrasmall Au nanoparticles (NPs) grown on 2D metalloporphyrinic metal-organic framework (MOF) nanosheets. Since 2D metalloporphyrinic MOF nanosheets can act as the peroxidase mimics and Au NPs can serve as artificial glucose oxidase, the hybrid nanosheets are used to mimic the natural enzymes and catalyze the cascade reactions. Furthermore, the synthesized hybrid nanosheets are used to detect biomolecules, such as glucose. This study paves a new avenue to design nanomaterial-based biomimetic catalysts with multiple complex functions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700102
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • biomimetic catalysts
  • cascade reactions
  • hybrid nanosheets
  • metal-organic framework nanosheets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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