A Fluorescent Zn(II)-Coordination Polymer: Selective Detection of Nitrofurantoin and Prevention of Peri-Implantitis after Ultrafine-Grained Titanium Implant by Reducing Inflammatory Cytokines Release


In the current research, a novel coordination polymer (CP) containing Zn(II) ions as nodes with the chemical formula of [Zn(IPT)2]n (1) has been produced via reaction of Zn(NO3)2·6H2O with 5-(3-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)phenyl)-1H-tetrazolate (HIPT), a heterotopic imidazole-tetrazole-bifunctional ligand. The as-prepared complex 1 has been charactered via single crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Because of its outstanding luminescent performances and stability, the synthesized complex 1 is a kind of excellent material of luminescent sensor of nitrofurantoin (NFT) in the water. The value of Ksv for the complex 1 to NFT is about 1.4 × 104 M−1. For the treatment of the peri-implantitis with complex 1, the ELISA test was carried out to determine the levels of the inflammatory cytokines released into the gingival crevicular fluid. The results showed that the levels of the inflammatory cytokines could be significantly reduced by complex 1 treatment. In addition to this, the real time RT-PCR was also conducted, and the data suggested the signaling pathway of TLR-4-NF-κB activation was inhibited by complex 1.

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This work was supported by grants from Scientific research project of Heilongjiang health and Family Planning Commission (2017-419).

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Liu, M., Chi, Y. A Fluorescent Zn(II)-Coordination Polymer: Selective Detection of Nitrofurantoin and Prevention of Peri-Implantitis after Ultrafine-Grained Titanium Implant by Reducing Inflammatory Cytokines Release. J Fluoresc (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10895-020-02575-2

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  • Coordination polymer
  • Zn-complex
  • Bifunctional ligand
  • Nitrofurantoin detection
  • Peri-implantitis