STAR Protoc. 2022 Jun 17;3(3):101477. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2022.101477. eCollection 2022 Sep 16.
Although a trace amount of Fe3+ is essential for human physiological function, excessive amounts are lethal. Here, we present a protocol for removing Fe3+ from water through highly crystalline and stable thiol-functionalized Zr metal-organic frameworks (Zr-MOFs). We provide details of the MOFs synthesis and post-functionalization procedures, and include key performance data of the Zr-MOFs for removing Fe3+, which were collected from the inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Yuan et al. (2022).