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Reference type: Journal
Authors: Yang YK, Fang GZ, Wang XM, Liu GY, Wang S
Article Title: Imprinting of molecular recognition sites combined with π-donor-acceptor interactions using bis-aniline-crosslinked Au-CdSe/ZnS nanoparticles array on electrodes: Development of electrochemiluminescence sensor for the ultrasensitive and selective detection of 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid.
Publication date: 2016
Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Volume: 77
Page numbers: 1134-1143.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2015.11.006
Alternative URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956566315305546

Abstract: A novel strategy is reported for the fabrication of bis-aniline-crosslinked Au nanoparticles (NPs)-CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) array composite by facil one-step co-electropolymerization of thioaniline-functionalized AuNPs and thioaniline-functionalized CdSe/ZnS QDs onto thioaniline-functionalized Au elctrodes (AuE). Stable and enhanced cathodic electrochemiluminescence (ECL) of CdSe/ZnS QDs is observed on the modified electrode in neutral solution, suggesting promising applications in ECL sensing. An advanced ECL sensor is explored for detection of 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) which quenches the ECL signal through electron-transfer pathway. The sensitive determination of MCPA with limit of detection (LOD) of 2.2 nmol L-1 (S/N=3) is achieved by π-donor-acceptor interactions between MCPA and the bis-aniline bridging units. Impressively, the imprinting of molecular recognition sites into the bis-aniline-crosslinked AuNPs-CdSe/ZnS QDs array yields a functionalized electrode with an extremely sensitive response to MCPA in a linear range of 10 pmol L-1 - 50 μmol L-1 with a LOD of 4.3 pmol L-1 (S/N=3). The proposed ECL sensor with high sensitivity, good selectivity, reproducibility and stability has been successfully applied for the determination of MCPA in real samples with satisfactory recoveries. In this study, ECL sensor combined the merits of QDs-ECL and molecularly imprinting technology is reported for the first time. The developed ECL sensor holds great promise for the fabrication of QDs-based ECL sensors with improved sensitivity and furthermore opens the door to wide applications of QDs-based ECL in food safety and environmental monitoring
Template and target information: 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid, MCPA
Author keywords: Electrochemiluminescence sensor, Au nanoparticles, Quantum dots, Molecularly imprinted polymers, π-donor-acceptor interactions, 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid

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