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Researchers at Beijing University of Chemical Technology Release New Data on Gold Nanoparticles

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Fresh data on Gold Nanoparticles are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this work, we utilized the nonionic fluorosurfactant-capped gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as a novel chemiluminescence (CL) probe for the determination of trace bisphenol A. Bisphenol A can induce a sharp decrease in CL intensity from the GNP-Co2+-peroxymonocarbonate (HCO4-) system. Under the selected experimental conditions, a linear relationship was obtained between the CL intensity and the logarithm of concentration of bisphenol A in the range of 0.05-50 mu M (R-2 = 0.9936), and the detection limit at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3 for bisphenol A was 10 nM."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, "The applicability of the proposed method has been validated by determining bisphenol A in real polycarbonate samples with satisfactory results. The recoveries for bisphenol A in spiked samples were found to be between 94.4% and 105.0%. The relative standard deviation (RSD) for 12 repeated measurements of 0.5 mu M bisphenol A was 2.2%."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The proposed method described herein was simple, selective and obviated the need of extensive sample pretreatment."

For more information on this research see: A new approach for bisphenol A detection employing fluorosurfactant-capped gold nanoparticle-amplified chemiluminescence from cobalt(II) and peroxymonocarbonate. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2014;128():393-397. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England (see also Gold Nanoparticles).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Pan, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, State Key Lab Chem Resource Engn, Beijing 100029, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Liu, S.C. Dong and C. Lu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Cobalt, Beijing, Nanotechnology, Gold Nanoparticles, Transition Elements, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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