Single Step Synthesis of 2D Marcasite FeS2 Micro-Flowers based Electrochemical Sensor for Simultaneous Detection of Four DNA Bases

Sha, Rinky and Vishnu, Nandimalla and Badhulika, Sushmee (2022) Single Step Synthesis of 2D Marcasite FeS2 Micro-Flowers based Electrochemical Sensor for Simultaneous Detection of Four DNA Bases. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. pp. 1-6. ISSN 1536-125X

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This work demonstrates the single-step solvothermal synthesis of marcasite FeS2 as a low-cost electrochemical platform for the separation-less sensing of four nucleobases of DNA. FESEM micrographs reveal high surface area micro-flowers like morphology of the marcasite FeS2 wherein each micro-flower comprises vertically grown interwoven 2D nanosheets. XRD and Raman spectra further confirm the successful synthesis of the marcasite FeS2. A detailed optimization study on the impact of electrolytic pH values on the simultaneous determination of four DNA bases (adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C)) is performed. Under optimal pH conditions, the marcasite FeS2 based electrode is capable of identifying DNA bases altogether over the linear range of 500-2000 µM with excellent reproducibility and stability. The superior electrochemical sensing properties of the marcasite FeS2 towards simultaneous detection of four bases can be ascribed to high electro-active surface area and conductivity from the active sites of this unique 2D nanosheets-like structure. Besides, to establish its efficacy in real-time applications, the sensor is successfully utilized for the detection of nucleobases of denatured DNA of calf-thymus, and the obtained value of is found to be 0.77. These results establish that the marcasite FeS2 has enormous potential to be used as a promising low-cost, functional transition metal di-chalcogenide (TMD) nanomaterial for bio-analytical and sensing applications. IEEE

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Badhulika, Sushmee
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adenine; calf-thymus DNA; cytosine; DNA; Electrodes; guanine; Iron; Marcasite FeS2; Redox; Sensors; Surface morphology; thymine; X-ray scattering
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 10:07
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 10:07
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