[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Immunoimaging scanning probe microscopy was utilized for the low-level detection and quantification of biotinylated G4 poly(amidoamine) PAMAM dendrimers. Results were compared to those of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and found to provide a vastly improved analytical method for the low-level detection of dendrimers, improving the limit of detection by a factor of 1000 (LOD = 2.5 × 10(-13) moles). The biorecognition method is reproducible and shows high specificity and good accuracy. In addition, the capture assay platform shows a promising approach to patterning dendrimers for nanotechnology applications.
International Journal of Analytical Chemistry 02/2012; 2012(2):341260. DOI:10.1155/2012/341260 · 1.00 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The interaction of catechol with chromium(III) oxide (Cr(2)O(3)), manganese dioxide (MnO(2)), iron(III) oxide (Fe(2)O(3)), and titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) was evaluated as a function of pH conditions (pH 3-10) and ionic strength using a combined approach of bulk adsorption, attenuated total reflectance Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), and dissolution analysis. Adsorption of catechol showed a strong pH-dependent behavior with the metal oxides, remaining constant under acidic-neutral pH (3-7) and increasing under more basic conditions. In situ ATR-FTIR measurements indicate that catechol binds predominately as an outer-sphere complex on MnO(2) and as an inner-sphere complex on Fe(2)O(3), TiO(2), and Cr(2)O(3) substrates. Catechol complexation on Fe(2)O(3), TiO(2), and Cr(2)O(3) promotes dissolution at pH >5, whereas MnO(2) dissolution occurs under acidic and basic conditions (pH 3-10).