Colorimetric detection of bisphenol A based on unmodified aptamer and cationic polymer aggregated gold nanoparticles
Dongwei Zhang, Jiayi Yang, Jing Ye, Lurong Xu, Hanchu Xu, Shenshan Zhan, Bing Xia, Lumei Wang
In this study, a colorimetric method was exploited to detect bisphenol A (BPA) based on BPA-specific aptamer and cationic polymer-induced aggregation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). The principle of this assay is very classical. The aggregation of AuNPs was induced by the concentration of cationic polymer, which is controlled by specific recognition of aptamer with BPA and the reaction of aptamer and cationic polymer forming “duplex” structure. This method enables colorimetric detection of BPA with selectivity and a detection limit of 1.50 nM. In addition, this colorimetric method was successfully used to determine spiked BPA in tap water and river water samples.
Circular dichroism, Nanostructures, Biochemistry, Materials