Enhanced peroxidase mimetic activity of porous iron oxide nanoflakes

Shunsuke Tanaka, Mostafa Kamal Masud, Yusuf Valentino Kaneti, Muhammad J.A. Shiddiky, Amanullah Fatehmulla, Abdullah M. Aldhafiri, W. Aslam Farooq, Yoshio Bando, Md Shahriar A. Hossain, Yusuke Yamauchi

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Porous nanomaterials with superior peroxidase mimetic activity (nanozyme) at room temperature have gained increasing attention as potential alternatives to natural peroxidase enzymes. Herein, we report the application of porous iron oxide nanoflakes (IONFs), synthesized using the combination of solvothermal method and high-temperature calcination as peroxidase nanozyme for the oxidation of 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) in the presence of H 2 O 2 . The four IONF catalysts possess porous structures with a wide pore size distribution between 2–30 nm and high specific surface areas around to 200 m 2 g −1 . The increase of calcination temperature of the IONFs from 250 °C to 400 °C resulted in a gradual decrease in their specific surface area and Michaelis-Menten constant (K m ) for TMB oxidation. The optimum IONF sample showed a much lower K m at 0.24 mM (towards TMB) compared to natural enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP) at 0.434 mM, revealing the promising potential of the as-prepared IONFs as alternatives to HRP for biosensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-513
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Early online date04 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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