Adsorption performance toward organic pollutants, odour control and anti-microbial activities of one Ag-based coordination polymer

Ang Liu, Chang Zheng Wang, Chun Chu, Hong Yu Chu, Xi Chen, Ao Fei Du, Jing Mao, Weiwei Zheng, Chong Chen Wang

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A silver-based coordination polymer [Ag2(idca)(H2O)2] (BUC-16), had been successfully prepared and used as efficient adsorbent to perform adsorption toward organic pollutants like promethazine hydrochlorine (PMH, 1395 mg g-1), sulfamethoxazole (SMX, 675 mg g-1), methylene blue (MB, 1317 mg g-1) in simulated wastewater. The slow-release of Ag+ ions from BUC-16 leads to its efficient and long-term antimicrobial and alga-inhibiting (odour control) activities. This is the first study on alga-inhibiting properties of coordination polymer, to the best of our knowledge. In vitro cytotoxicity (NIH-3T3 cells) test showed that BUC-16 has lower cell toxicity, implying its good biocompatibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4961-4969
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018



  • Adsorption
  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Coordination polymer
  • Odour control
  • Organic pollutant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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