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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Mirmohseni A, Houjaghan MR
Article Title: Measurement of the pesticide methomyl by modified quartz crystal nanobalance with molecularly imprinted polymer.
Publication date: 2013
Journal: Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B
Volume: 48
Issue: (4)
Page numbers: 278-284.
DOI: 10.1080/03601234.2013.743779

Abstract: A simple and cost-effective analysis method based on quartz crystal nanobalance (QCN) coated with a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) for measurement of methomyl was investigated. In the first part of this study, a sensitive, selective and reliable quartz crystal nanobalance (QCN) sensor was designed for the selective determination of methomyl in aqueous solutions. In the second part, in order to demonstrate the applicability and performance of the fabricated sensor in the real world situation, it was successfully applied for the determination of methomyl residual in photo catalytic degradation by ZnO powders in aqueous solutions. The fabricated sensor presents a high selectivity and sensitivity (4.56-Hz per mg L-1) for methomyl and it can be used for determination of methomyl concentration ranged between 1 to 45-mg L-1. Furthermore, good reproducibility, R.S.D. = 2.14% (n = 5) was observed. To investigate the performance of the sensor, the change in the insecticide concentration during the photocatalytic degradation of methomyl by ZnO was investigated by QCN and UV/Vis spectroscopy. Results obtained from QCN sensor and UV/Vis spectroscopy measurement are in good mutual agreement. So the fabricated sensor may provide an efficient, low cost, easy-to-use method for the in-field evaluation of specific targeted analytes in aqueous solutions which in turn may lead to improved food and water safety
Template and target information: methomyl
Author keywords: quartz crystal nanobalance (QCN), methomyl, photo-catalytic degradation

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