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Author(s): Jose A Ribeiro
Catia A Carreira
Hye Jin Lee
Fernando Silva
Ana Martins
Carlos M Pereira
Title: Voltammetric determination of paraquat at DNA-gold nanoparticle composite electrodes
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: A novel electroanalytical method for the detection of paraquat using DNA modified gold nanoparticles immobilized at a gold electrode is demonstrated The electrode surface was first modified using the self-assembly of gold nanoparticles (NPs) followed by the simple adsorption of DNA onto the NPs which was straightforward fast and cost effective The DNA-nanoparticle composite sensor was then characterized in terms of electrochemical responses both in the absence and in the presence of paraquat using cyclic voltammetry differential pulse voltammetry and square wave voltammetry The DNA-NPs composite electrode proved to work adequately as a biosensor for the quantitative analysis of paraquat concentrations taking advantage of utilizing both the modified gold nanoparticles and the interaction between DNA with paraquat molecules In addition the NPs modified electrode demonstrated good sensitivity and stability towards the first reversible reduction step of the double charged paraquat ion Good linearity between paraquat concentration and peak current was observed for the concentration range of 50 x 10(-6) to 10 x 10(-3) M when using differential pulse voltammetry The use of modified electrodes improves the performance of the biosensor in the presence of interfering species in particular when square wave voltammetry is used
Subject: Química
Chemical sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências exactas e naturais::Química
Natural sciences::Chemical sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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