Electrochemiluminescence resonance energy transfer biosensor between the glucose functionalized MnO2 and g-C3N4 nanocomposites for ultrasensitive detection of concanavalin A.


The Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


An electrochemiluminescence (ECL) analytical platform was initially proposed based on the electrochemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (ECL-RET) mechanism for ultrasensitive detection of Concanavalin A (Con A). In this protocol, the glucose functionalized carboxylic g-C3N4 nanosheets (g-C3N4-COOH@Glu) and MnO2 nanoparticles covered carboxylic multi-wall carbon nanotubes (BSA@MnO2-MWCNTs-COOH@Glu) were synthesized and acted as ECL-RET electron donor and acceptor, respectively. Herein, glucose was served as the recognition element for binding Con A and MWCNTs was utilized as the carrier materials for loading MnO2. When the quenching probe BSA@MnO2-MWCNTs-COOH@Glu was incubated onto the modified electrodes via the specific carbohydrate-Con A interaction, the ECL signals of g-C3N4-COOH@Glu which used S2O82- as its coreactant have drastically declined. Under optimum conditions, this biosensor performed a sensitive detection of the Con A ranging from 1 × 10-5 to 1 × 104 ng/mL with a detection limit of 2.2 fg/mL (S/N = 3). Moreover, favorable analytical outcomes for detecion Con A in actual serum samples were obtained, exhibiting huge applications in clinical diagnosis of this assay.


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