Gallic acid nanoflower immobilized membrane with peroxidase-like activity for m-cresol detection

Dadi Ş., Celik C., ÖÇSOY İ.

Scientific Reports, vol.10, no.1, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41598-020-73778-7
  • Journal Name: Scientific Reports
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


We report fabrication of new generation nanoflowers (NFs) using gallic acid (GA) and copper (II) ions (Cu2+) acted as an organic and inorganic component, respectively with effective peroxidase mimic activities in solution and on filter membrane. Unlike the typical protein NFs synthesis mechanism, gallic acid NFs (GA-NFs) was formed via coordination reaction between carboxyl groups of GA and Cu2+. The different morphologies of the GA-NFs were acquired based upon whether the carboxyl groups in gallic acid are active or not. The peroxidase mimic activity of the GA-NFs relied on the Fenton reaction in the presence of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was tested towards m-cresol as a function of concentration of the GA-NFs, m-cresol, H2O2 and reaction time. Under the optimized conditions, the oxidative coupling of m-cresol with 4-aminoantipyrine (4-AAP) was catalyzed by the GA-NFs dispersed in solution and adsorbed on filter paper to form an antipyrine dye and it was visually and spectrophotometrically recorded. The m-cresol with range of 0.05–0.5 mM was detected in 10 min and 15 min by using the GA-NFs in solution and on filter paper, respectively. We demonstrated that the NFs can be produced from non-protein molecules and GA-NFs can be used as a promising nanocatalyst for a variety of applications.