Gallic acid nanoflower immobilized membrane with peroxidase-like activity for m-cresol detection

Dadi S., Celik C., ÖÇSOY İ.

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, cilt.10, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


We report fabrication of new generation nanoflowers (NFs) using gallic acid (GA) and copper (II) ions (Cu2+) acted as an organic and inorganic component, respectively with effective peroxidase mimic activities in solution and on filter membrane. Unlike the typical protein NFs synthesis mechanism, gallic acid NFs (GA-NFs) was formed via coordination reaction between carboxyl groups of GA and Cu2+. The different morphologies of the GA-NFs were acquired based upon whether the carboxyl groups in gallic acid are active or not. The peroxidase mimic activity of the GA-NFs relied on the Fenton reaction in the presence of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was tested towards m-cresol as a function of concentration of the GA-NFs, m-cresol, H2O2 and reaction time. Under the optimized conditions, the oxidative coupling of m-cresol with 4-aminoantipyrine (4-AAP) was catalyzed by the GA-NFs dispersed in solution and adsorbed on filter paper to form an antipyrine dye and it was visually and spectrophotometrically recorded. The m-cresol with range of 0.05-0.5 mM was detected in 10 min and 15 min by using the GA-NFs in solution and on filter paper, respectively. We demonstrated that the NFs can be produced from non-protein molecules and GA-NFs can be used as a promising nanocatalyst for a variety of applications.