A nitrocellulose paper strip for fluorometric determination of bisphenol A using molecularly imprinted nanoparticles

Uzek R., Sari E., ŞENEL S. , DENİZLİ A. , Merkoci A.

MICROCHIMICA ACTA, cilt.186, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


The authors describe a test stripe for fluorometric determination of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA). Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) were immobilized on molecularly imprinted nanoparticles which then were placed on nitrocellulose paper. The GQDs display blue fluorescence (with excitation/emission peaks at 350/440nm) which is reduced in the presence of BPA. The test stripe has a 43.90.8g L (-1) limit of detection in case of water samples. The stripe was applied to the determination of BPA in (spiked) tap water and sea water, and the LODs were found to be 1.80.2g L (-1) and 4.2 +/- 0.5g L (-1), respectively. Structural analogs of BPA, such as aminophenol, phenol, hydroquinone and naphthol were found not to interfere.