Dec 11, 2019

A Eu3+ -inspired fluorescent carbon nanodot probe for the sensitive visualization of anthrax biomarker by integrating EDTA chelation

Talanta
Hongwei YangChao Lu

Abstract

The rapid and sensitive visualization of 2,6-dipicolinic acid (DPA, a unique anthrax biomarker) is essential to prevent anthrax disease or biological terrorist attack. In this study, a Eu3+-labeled ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid loaded hyperbranched polyethyleneimine carbon nanodot (hPEI-CD-EDTA-Eu3+) nanoprobe has been proposed for the ratiometric DPA detection. The sensing mechanism is based on the rapid DPA-Eu3+ chelation within 30 s and subsequent enhanced fluorescence emission through the antenna effect. With the introduction of EDTA chelating unit, the resulted fluorescence of Eu3+-complex is greatly enhanced, which endows sensitive DPA perception. By employing hPEI-CD as the internal reference, ratiometric DPA sensing is realized with a good linearity in the concentration range from 1.0 to 100 nM, with a limit of detection of 190 pM (S/N = 3). The specific chelation affinity between Eu3+ and DPA provides satisfying selectivity over other amino acids and ions. Using nanoprobe-loaded polyvinylidene fluoride paper as the analytical device, point-of-care DPA visualization is achieved. Furthermore, the practical application of designed paper device is validated by the visual detection of metabolic DPA-release from Bacillus s...Continue Reading

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Biological Markers
Fluorescent Dyes
Study
Polyvinylidene fluoride
Point-of-Care Systems
Anthrax Vaccines
Anthrax Disease
Ions
UreG protein, Glycine max
Chelating Agents

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