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Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2017 Feb 1;71:663-668. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.10.046. Epub 2016 Oct 25.

In situ production of silver nanoparticles for high sensitive detection of ascorbic acid via inner filter effect.

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1
Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Islamic Republic of Iran. Electronic address: rezaeimeister@gmail.com.
2
Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Abstract

In the present research, a sensitive biosensing method was proposed for the detection of trace amounts of ascorbic acid (AA). Herein, colloidal silver nanoparticles (SNPs) were successfully in-situ produced by chemical reduction of silver ion in the presence of AA, as a reducing agent. The one-pot in-situ produced silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis, dynamic light scattering (DLS), zeta potential and transmission electron microscopic (TEM). SNPs act as a strong fluorescence quencher for the CdTe quantum dots via an inner filter effect (IFE). Since the absorption band of SNPs entirely covered both emission and excitation bands of QDs. Therefore, the decreasing in the fluorescence signal depends on the AA concentration in the linear range of 0.2-88.0ngmL-1 and with a detection limit of 0.02ngmL-1. Relative standard deviations of 2.3% and 2.8% (n=5) were achieved for the determination of 1.8 and 8.8ngmL-1 AA, respectively. This novel QDs nanosensor based on IFE could provide noticeable advantages of simplicity, convenience, cost-effectiveness, and sensitivity. This method was successfully applied for the detection of ascorbic acid in human real samples serums.

KEYWORDS:

Ascorbic acid; CdTe quantum dot; In situ production; Inner filter effect; Silver nanoparticles

PMID:
27987757
DOI:
10.1016/j.msec.2016.10.046
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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