Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Scientists Use Gold/Silver Nanoalloy to Measure Oxidant Compounds Accurately

Abstract:
A sensitive and accurate method was designed by chemists from University of Mazandaran, Northern Iran, to measure antioxidant compounds, including vitamin C, in biological samples.

Scientists Use Gold/Silver Nanoalloy to Measure Oxidant Compounds Accurately

Tehran, Iran | Posted on March 11th, 2014

In addition to accurately measuring vitamin C in drug products, this method can also be used in measuring vitamin C at concentrations of 0.01 g/mL in standard samples.

Taking into account the importance of the daily amount of vitamin C consumed by human body as food supplement, the researchers tried to introduce a selective, sensitive and accurate method to measure vitamin C in medical products based on its antioxidant properties.

In this research, the increase in sensitivity and decrease in diagnose limit of chemiluminescence system was made possible by producing gold/silver nanoalloy as the catalyst and introducing it in combination with Amplex red. Amplex red has unique luminescence properties (its oxidized form has fluorescence - chemiluminescence ability), and it is used as the probe. The observation of fluorescence caused by Amplex red in the absence of vitamin C a few minutes after the end of luminescence reaction confirms the presence of hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant in chemiluminescence system. In fact, hydrogen peroxide and its other active forms make possible the oxidation of Amplex red and its conversion into fluorescence form. Vitamin C, having antioxidant properties, is able to decompose hydrogen peroxide and disturb chemiluminescence reaction. Therefore, the designed luminescence system was used in the measurement of vitamin C in medical products.

Among the characteristics of the research, mention can be made of the simultaneous use of gold/silver alloy and Amplex red compound as strengthening agents of peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence system, and dual performance of Amplex red as fluorescence agent and probe that expresses the mechanism of vitamin C effect on chemiluminescence system.

Results of the research have been published in Journal of Luminescence, vol. 134, issue 3, February 2013, pp. 195-200.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

New Biosensor Produced in Iran to Detect Effective Drugs in Cancer Treatment July 4th, 2015

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Groundbreaking research to help control liquids at micro and nano scales July 3rd, 2015

Chemistry

Groundbreaking research to help control liquids at micro and nano scales July 3rd, 2015

Carnegie Mellon chemists characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels: Methods will allow researchers to develop new 'smart' materials June 30th, 2015

Visible Light-Sensitive Photocatalysts Used for Purification of Contaminated Water in Iran June 30th, 2015

Discoveries

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

New Biosensor Produced in Iran to Detect Effective Drugs in Cancer Treatment July 4th, 2015

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Groundbreaking research to help control liquids at micro and nano scales July 3rd, 2015

Announcements

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

New Biosensor Produced in Iran to Detect Effective Drugs in Cancer Treatment July 4th, 2015

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second: A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules July 4th, 2015

New Biosensor Produced in Iran to Detect Effective Drugs in Cancer Treatment July 4th, 2015

Clues to inner atomic life from subtle light-emission shifts: Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods July 3rd, 2015

Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal July 3rd, 2015

Food/Agriculture/Supplements

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, AgBiome, Announces Partnership to Accelerate the Discovery of Next Generation Insect-Resistant Crops July 1st, 2015

Measurement of Tiny Amounts of Heavy Metals in Baby Food Samples July 1st, 2015

Bacteria Cellulose, Natural Polymers with Applications in Various Industries Synthesized in Iran June 22nd, 2015

High-tech nanofibres could help nutrients in food hit the spot June 17th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project