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A novel colorimetric assay based on the peroxidase-like properties of amino functionalized copper metal–organic framework nanoparticles for ascorbic acid sensing
- Yao, Zhixia, Li, Zhen, Liu, Hanmeng, Liu, Yaosheng, Sun, Yujing, Li, Zhuang
- Analytical methods 2019 v.11 no.12 pp. 1697-1706
- absorbance, ascorbic acid, blood serum, color, colorimetry, coordination polymers, copper, copper nanoparticles, detection limit, humans, hydrogen peroxide, oxidation
- A rapid and sensitive colorimetric strategy for the determination of ascorbic acid (AA) is presented, using amino functionalized copper metal–organic framework nanoparticles (Cu-BDC-NH₂ NPs) with effective intrinsic peroxidase-like properties. In our design, Cu-BDC-NH₂ NPs catalyze the H₂O₂ oxidation of 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) generating blue-colored oxidized TMB (ox-TMB) with a significant absorbance at 655 nm in the UV-vis spectrum. AA can reduce ox-TMB, inducing a dramatic blue color fading and a decrease in absorbance. Under the optimal experimental conditions, this proposed system presents a good linear relationship (0.5–60 μM) and the detection limit is 0.15 μM. Repeatability, high selectivity and practicability are also well-studied, proving that the sensing system based on Cu-BDC-NH₂ NPs can be successfully applied for colorimetric detection of AA in human serum, food and pharmaceutical samples. The designed method can provide a highly selective and sensitive optical sensing system to detect AA and establish a new platform to develop extensive applications of metal–organic framework nanoparticles with enzyme-mimetic activity in colorimetric biosensing.