Highly sensitive fluorescence quantification of picloram using immunorecognition liposome Academic Article uri icon

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  • Picloram is a widely used chlorinated herbicide, which is quite persistent and mobile in soil and water with adverse health and environmental risks. A simple and efficient method with high sensitivity and good selectivity was developed in this work to analyze picloram. The aldehyde group functionalized quartz glass plate was used to catch picloram by Schiff base reaction, and reacted with the liposomes-labeled antibody. The fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) solution was encapsulated in the liposomes. After being released from the liposomes, the fluorescence of FITC was measured by a fluorimeter. It was found that the fluorescence intensity is linearly correlated to the logarithm of picloram concentration, ranging from 1.0 × 10(-4) to 100 ng mL(-1), with a detection limit of 1.0 × 10(-5) ng mL(-1). Picloram concentration in real wastewater samples were accurately measured by the proposed method and HPLC, the results of the two methods were approximately the same. The proposed method showed high sensitivity and good selectivity, and could be an efficient tool for picloram quantitative analysis.


  • Zhang, Yi
  • Zeng, Guang-Ming
  • Tang, Lin
  • Niu, Cheng-Gang
  • Pang, Ya
  • Chen, Li-Juan
  • Feng, Chong-Ling
  • Huang, Gordon

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  • November 2010