Nucleotide-directed syntheses of gold nanohybrid systems with structure-dependent optical features: Selective fluorescence sensing of Fe3+ ions

Ditta Ungor, Edit Csapó, Barbara Kismárton, Adám Juhász, Imre Dékány

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Abstract

This study demonstrates a one-step synthesis for the preparation of both adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-stabilized colloidal gold nanoparticles (AMP-Au NPs) and fluorescent gold nanoclusters (AMP-Au NCs). The dominant role of AMP:AuCl4 molar ratios in the formation of diverse nanosized Au products was proved. The size, the structure and the unique structure-dependent optical properties of the NPs and NCs were determined based on the results of numerous spectroscopic (UV–vis, fluorescence, infrared, x-ray photoelectron), high resolution electron microscopy (HRTEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) techniques. Stabile AMP-Au NPs with diameter of ca. 11 nm and ultra-small AMP-Au NCs having blue fluorescence (λem = 480 nm) were identified. In addition, the AMP-Au NCs have been utilized to develop a selective sensor for the detection of Fe3+ ions in aqueous medium based on fluorescence quenching. Several essential metal ions and anions have been tested but our results clearly supported that dominant quenching was observed only for Fe3+ ions. Based on the determined limit of detection (LOD = 2.0 μM) our system is capable of detecting Fe3+ ions in drinking water. The Stern-Volmer constants (KSV) and various thermodynamic parameters (ΔG, ΔH°, ΔS°, ΔCp) of the quenching process have also been determined by the Stern-Volmer fitting of the fluorescence data in order to better understand the quenching mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Volume155
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • Adenosine monophosphate
  • Biosensor
  • Fluorescence quenching
  • Gold nanoclusters
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Iron ion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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