A nanocomposite probe of polydopamine/molecularly imprinted polymer/quantum dots for trace sarafloxacin detection in chicken meat
A nanooptosensor based on the fluorescence quenching of a composite probe was fabricated for the detection of sarafloxacin. The components of the nanocomposite fluorescent probe were a high affinity material of polydopamine polymer (PDA), a selective material of molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP), and optically sensitive quantum dots (QDs). The developed nanocomposite fluorescent probe exhibited excellent selectivity and sensitivity for sarafloxacin. The molecularly imprinted polymer had an imprinting factor (IF) of 8.18 and produced a probe that quenched fluorescence more effectively than a non-imprinted polymer (NIP) probe. The emission intensity of the MIP probe was linearly quenched by sarafloxacin over a range of 0.10 to 15.0 μg L−1 with a determination coefficient (R2) of 0.9966. The developed nanooptosensor had a limit of detection of 0.05 μg L−1. The optosensor detected sarafloxacin in chicken meat samples with recoveries ranging from 82.8 to 99.1% with an RSD below 3%. The found concentrations in spiked samples were compared well with recoveries obtained by HPLC method of detection. This developed nanooptosensor is simple to operate and cost-effective and the analytical procedure is rapid.
KeywordsPolydopamine Molecularly imprinted polymer Sarafloxacin Quantum dots
The authors thank Mr. Thomas Duncan Coyne for English proofreading.
The project was supported by Prince of Songkla University (Grant No. SCI6202115N-0), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Office of the Higher Education Commission and Center of Excellence for Innovation in Chemistry (PERCH-CIC).
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