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Carbon Nano Structures & Devices Chapter 3

Application of chemiluminescent resonance energy transfer and graphene sheet for the rapid quantification of mercury in a sample

M. Kwon, Y. Park, S-Y Lee, Y.T. Kim, J.H. Lee
Luminescent MD, LLC, United States

pp. 152 - 154

Keywords: graphene sheet, chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET), aptamer, mercury

Using intra chemiluminescent resonance energy transfer (CRET) between DNA aptamer and fluorescein and physical property of graphene sheet, cost-effective and simple biosensor was developed for the rapid quantification of Hg2+ in a sample. The limit of detection (LOD = background + 3) for the biosensor with extremely low background, due to the removal of free DNA aptamer using graphene sheet, was compared with those of conventional analytical methods capable of quantifying Hg2+. The accuracy, precision, and recovery of highly sensitive biosensor were excellent within acceptable error range.