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Novel label-free electrochemical aptasensor for determination of Diazinon using gold nanoparticles-modified screen-printed gold electrode.

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Novel label-free electrochemical aptasensor for determination of Diazinon using gold nanoparticles-modified screen-printed gold electrode.

Biosens Bioelectron. 2018 Aug 18;120:122-128

Authors: Hassani S, Akmal MR, Salek-Maghsoudi A, Rahmani S, Ganjali MR, Norouzi P, Abdollahi M

Abstract
The present study aimed to develop a highly sensitive label-free electrochemical aptasensor for the detection of Diazinon (DZN), as one of the most widespread organophosphorus compounds. The aptasensor was assembled using screen-printed gold electrode modified by thiolated aptamers which were immobilized on gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). Optimum deposition time, in which the highest electrochemical response occurred, was found in 150 s. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry were used to characterize electrochemical properties of the novel aptasensor. Electrochemical detection was carried out through differential pulse voltammetry in [Fe(CN)6]3-/4- solution. Fluctuation of the current was examined in the DZN concentration range of 0.1-1000 nM. According to the results, the designed aptasensor provided an extremely lower limit of detection (0.0169 nM) compared with HPLC and other colorimetric techniques for DZN detection. The present highly specific designed aptasensor doesn’t interact with other analytes in the real sample. Consequently, the present aptasensor is easy to use and relatively inexpensive with a good sensitivity, stability, and reproducibility for this application. We are now evaluating all approaches to make a portable device for fast and sensitive quantification of DZN and related OPs.

PMID: 30172234 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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