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A novel and high performance enzyme-less sensing layer for electrochemical detection of methyl parathion based on BSA templated Au–Ag bimetallic nanoclusters

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Abstract

In the present manuscript, a modified glassy carbon electrode with BSA templated Au–Ag bimetallic nanoclusters (Au–Ag@BSA/GCE) was employed for the rapid, selective and sensitive determination of methyl parathion (MP) as an enzyme-less electrochemical biosensor. The properties and morphology of the synthesized bimetallic nanoclusters were characterized by fluorescence, transmission electronic microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy techniques. Additionally, the properties of the prepared biosensors were investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV), square wave anodic stripping voltammetry (SWASV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The results show that Au–Ag@BSA/GCE greatly catalyzed the redox reaction of MP during electrochemical detection. Under optimal conditions, the linear dynamic ranges of MP were obtained between 0.02 to 8.0 and 8.0 to 200 μmol L−1, with a detection limit of 8.2 nmol L−1. The selectivity, stability, repeatability, and reproducibility of Au–Ag@BSA/GCE were studied, and the obtained data suggest that the proposed biosensor has an excellent capacity as an alternative to enzyme inhibition-based biosensors for the determination of MP. The constructed biosensor was able to successfully electrochemically determine the presence of MP in different water, apple, vegetable, and soil samples.

Graphical abstract: A novel and high performance enzyme-less sensing layer for electrochemical detection of methyl parathion based on BSA templated Au–Ag bimetallic nanoclusters

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The article was received on 24 Jan 2018, accepted on 08 Apr 2018 and first published on 09 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00425K
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 7213-7222
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    A novel and high performance enzyme-less sensing layer for electrochemical detection of methyl parathion based on BSA templated Au–Ag bimetallic nanoclusters

    T. Rahmani, A. Hajian, A. Afkhami and H. Bagheri, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 7213
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00425K

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