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Simultaneous Detection of Folic Acid and Methotrexate Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers on Dual-Color CdTe Quantum Dots as 5, Optical Sensor,

Ali A. Ensafi, Parisa Nasr-Esfahani, B. Rezaei,

In this work, molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) were used on the surface of cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe QDs) for the simultaneous determination of folic acid (FA) and methotrexate (MTX). For this purpose, two different sizes of CdTe QDs with emission peaks in the yellow (QDY) and orange (QDO) spectral regions were initially synthesized and capped with MIPs. FA and MTX were used as templates for the synthesis of the two composites and designated as QDY-MIPs and QDO-MIPs, respectively. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy were employed to characterize the composites. QDY-MIPs and QDO-MIPs were then mixed (to form QDs-MIPs) and excited at identical excitation wavelengths; they emitted two different emission wavelengths without any spectral overlap. The fluorescence signals of QDY-MIPs and QDO-MIPs diminished in intensity with increasing concentration of the corresponding template molecules. Under optimal conditions, the dynamic range was 0.5e20 mmol L1 for FA and MTX, and the detection limits for FA and MTX were 32.0 nmol L1 and 34.0 nmol L1, respectively. The reproducibility of the method was checked for 12.5 mmol L1 of FA and MTX to find RSD values of 4.2% and 6.3%, respectively. Finally, the applicability of the method was checked using human blood plasma samples. Results indicated the successful application of the method as a fluorescent probe for the rapid and simultaneous detection of FA and MTX in real samples.

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