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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 411, Issue 1, pp 129–137 | Cite as

Hollow and porous nickel sulfide nanocubes prepared from a metal-organic framework as an efficient enzyme mimic for colorimetric detection of hydrogen peroxide

  • Hongying Liu
  • Huan Ma
  • Hanxiao Xu
  • Jiajun Wen
  • Zhiheng Huang
  • Yubin Qiu
  • Kai Fan
  • Dujuan Li
  • Chunchuan GuEmail author
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Abstract

Hollow, porous NiS nanocubes were prepared by a hydrothermal method starting from Ni–Co Prussian blue analogue nanocubes as the template. The morphology and structure of the NiS nanocubes were tuned by adjustment of the ion-exchange rate and the degree of chemical etching, and they were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and nitrogen sorption measurements. The NiS nanocubes are shown to act as a peroxidase mimic that can catalyze the oxidization of 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), producing a visible color change, for which the absorbance is best measured at 652 nm. The outstanding activity may result from the unique structure of the NiS nanocubes. The catalytic oxidation follows Michaelis–Menten kinetics and shows a ping-pong mechanism of enzyme action. The findings were used to develop a rapid, sensitive, and selective colorimetric H2O2 assay with a response that is linear in the 4–40 μM range with a detection limit of 1.72 μM (signal-to-noise ratio of 3).

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Keywords

Hydrogen peroxide NiS nanocubes Peroxidase-like mimic Colorimetric method Metal–organic framework 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study was financed by the Science and Technology Program of Zhejiang Province of China (LGF18H200005), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21405029), the Young Talent Development Project of Zhejiang Science and Technology Association (2016YCGC007), the Social Development Project of Hangzhou (20160533B70), the Medical and Health Technology Development Program of Zhejiang province (2017KY533) and Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province (LQ16C200007).

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Conflict of interest

There authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongying Liu
    • 1
  • Huan Ma
    • 1
  • Hanxiao Xu
    • 1
  • Jiajun Wen
    • 1
  • Zhiheng Huang
    • 1
  • Yubin Qiu
    • 1
  • Kai Fan
    • 1
  • Dujuan Li
    • 1
  • Chunchuan Gu
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Life Information Science & Instrument EngineeringHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Deparment of Clinical LaboratoryHangzhou Cancer HospitalHangzhouChina

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