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TiO2 optical sensor for amino acid detection
Author(s): Alla Tereshchenko; Roman Viter; Igor Konup; Volodymyr Ivanitsa; Sergey Geveliuk; Yuriy Ishkov; Valentyn Smyntyna
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Paper Abstract

A novel optical sensor based on TiO2 nanoparticles for Valine detection has been developed. In the presented work, commercial TiO2 nanoparticles (Sigma Aldrich, particle size 32 nm) were used as sensor templates. The sensitive layer was formed by a porphyrin coating on a TiO2 nanostructured surface. As a result, an amorphous layer between the TiO2 nanostructure and porphyrin was formed. Photoluminescence (PL) spectra were measured in the range of 370-900 nm before and after porphyrin application. Porphyrin adsorption led to a decrease of the main TiO2 peak at 510 nm and the emergence of an additional peak of high intensity at 700 nm. Absorption spectra (optical density vs. wavelenght, measured from 300 to 1100 nm) showed IR shift Sorret band of prophiryn after deposition on metal oxide. Adsorption of amino acid quenched PL emission, related to porphyrin and increased the intensity of the TiO2 emission. The interaction between the sensor surface and the amino acid leads to the formation of new complexes on the surface and results in a reduction of the optical activity of porphyrin. Sensitivity of the sensor to different concentrations of Valine was calculated. The developed sensor can determine the concentration of Valine in the range of 0.04 to 0.16 mg/ml.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9032, Biophotonics—Riga 2013, 90320T (18 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2044464
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Alla Tereshchenko, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Univ. (Ukraine)
Roman Viter, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Univ. (Ukraine)
Igor Konup, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Univ. (Ukraine)
Volodymyr Ivanitsa, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Univ. (Ukraine)
Sergey Geveliuk, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Univ. (Ukraine)
Yuriy Ishkov, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Univ. (Ukraine)
Valentyn Smyntyna, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National Univ. (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9032:
Biophotonics—Riga 2013
Janis Spigulis; Ilona Kuzmina, Editor(s)

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