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Co3O4/Au Hybrid Nanostructures as Efficient Peroxidase Mimics for Colorimetric Biosensing

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Nanomaterials with enzyme-like characteristics (nanozymes) have emerged as potential replacements for natural enzymes due to their potential to overcome several critical limitations of natural enzymes, including low stability as well as high costs in preparation and purification. Herein, we have developed hybrid nanostructures that incorporate cobalt oxide nanoparticles (Co3O4 NPs) and gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) through electrostatic attraction induced by simple incubation in an aqueous buffer for 2 hours. Owing to the synergistic effect of Co3O4 NPs and AuNCs, the constructed Co3O4/Au hybrid nanostructures yielded highly enhanced peroxidase-like activity and enabled rapid catalytic oxidation of a chromogenic substrate, 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB), producing a blue colored solution depending on the amount of H2O2. Moreover, we observed catalytic activity of the Co3O4/Au hybrid over a broad pH range, especially at physiologically relevant pH in the range of 5.0–7.4, which is advantageous for applications in biological systems. Using the hybrid as peroxidase mimic, we successfully determined the level of target H2O2 or glucose by coupling with glucose oxidase with excellent specificity and sensitivity. Based on this study, we expect that Co3O4/Au hybrid nanostructures can serve as potent peroxidase mimics for the detection of clinically important target molecules.
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Keywords: Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles; Colorimetric Biosensing; Gold Nanoclusters; Hybrid Nanostructures; Peroxidase Mimics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of BioNano Technology, Gachon University, Seongnam, Gyeonggi 13120, Republic of Korea 2: Intelligent Sustainable Materials R&D Group, Research Institute of Sustainable Manufacturing System, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Cheonan 31056, Republic of Korea

Publication date: October 1, 2019

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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