A nanocomposite prepared from silver nanoparticles and carbon dots with peroxidase mimicking activity for colorimetric and SERS-based determination of uric acid
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Silver-carbon dots (Ag-CDs) nanocomposites with excellent peroxidase-like and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activities were fabricated by reducing silver ion with carbon dots. The formation of the core-shell structure was demonstrated by transmission electron microscopy. The Ag-CD nanocomposite catalyzes the oxidation of 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) in the presence of H2O2 to form oxidized TMB (oxTMB) that has a blue color with an absorption maximum at 652 nm. The catalytic activity originates from the fact that the electrons of CDs are transferred to H2O2 and decompose H2O2 into hydroxy radicals. The nanocomposites can be used for uric acid (UA) detection because UA can reduce oxTMB to form colorless TMB. The absorbance drops as the concentration of UA increases from 1 to 500 μM. The SERS signal of oxTMB can be detected (at 1605 cm−1) using the Ag-CD nanocomposites as SERS substrate. The intensity of the SERS signal decreases when the concentration of UA ranges from 0.01 to 500 μM.
KeywordsArtificial nanozyme Core-shell nanoparticles Optical electric field Catalysis Electron transfer Hydroxy radicals Hydrogen peroxide 3,3',5,5'-Tetramethylbenzidine
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11774048, 11374046), and the Project from Key Laboratory for UV-Emitting Materials and Technology of Ministry of Education (No. 130028723).
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The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.
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