Tannic acid-coated gold nanorod as a spectrometric probe for sensitive and selective detection of Al3+ in aqueous system

Ju Hyang Park, Ho Jun Seo, Ping Lu, Geon Dae Moon, Dong Choon Hyun

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Abstract

This work introduces an efficient probe for sensitive and selective detection of Al3+ based on gold nanorods (AuNRs) with tannic acid (TA) surface modification. TA, which contains five digalloyl ester groups covalently attached to a glucose core, exhibits preferential complexation and binding to Al3+, leading to the formation of side-by-side assembly of AuNRs and consequently inducing a change in the UV–vis absorbance spectra of their aqueous suspension. By increasing the Al3+ concentration to 7.4 μM, a rapid, linear blue-shift in the longitudinal LSPR band and a decrease in its intensity are exhibited, with a 0.09 μM limit of detection (LOD). Furthermore, the probe shows good selectivity to Al3+, along with the capability of detecting this cation in real water samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-514
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Volume94
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering

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