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Bimetallic Ordered Large-Pore MesoMOFs for Simultaneous Enrichment and Dephosphorylation of Phosphopeptides

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posted on 2021-12-09, 19:06 authored by Jingwen Chen, Ke Li, Jian Yang, Jinlou Gu
Despite the fact that bimetallic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) could afford multiple functionalities by a synergistic effect of individual metallic centers, their intrinsic microporous structure frequently restricts their wide applications with bulky molecules involved. An urgent need is consequently triggered to design bimetallic hierarchical mesoporous MOFs (mesoMOFs). Herein, Zr/Ce mesoMOFs with a uniform pore size of up to 8 nm was successfully synthesized by a copolymer template strategy with the aid of a Hoffmeister ion. The obtained Zr/Ce mesoMOFs feature high porosity, good chemical and thermal stabilities, and tunable element components, and up to 70% Zr could be incorporated into the mesoporous Ce-based framework without deteriorating its crystallinity. Thanks to the synergistic effect of inherent Ce and Zr as well as the large and open pore channels, a broad range of phosphopeptides with different molecule sizes could be effectively checked out, thanks to their simultaneous enrichment and dephosphorylation capabilities. Such an ability to efficiently concentrate phosphopeptides remained intact even in the presence of abundant non-phosphorylated species. The practical detection of phosphopeptides from human serum was also verified, prefiguring the great potentials of bimetallic large-pore mesoMOFs for the proteome applications.