Natural Molecule-Incorporated Magnetic Organic-Inorganic Nanoflower: Investigation of Its Dual Fenton Reaction-Dependent Enzyme-Like Catalytic Activities with Cyclic Use

Dadi Ş., Cardoso M. H., Mandal A. K., Franco O. L., Ildiz N., ÖÇSOY İ.

ChemistrySelect, vol.8, no.13, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/slct.202300404
  • Journal Name: ChemistrySelect
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Dye degradation, Hybrid nanoflowers, Magnetic nanoparticles, Peroxidase like activity
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


The functional organic-inorganic hybrid nanoflowers (hNFs) have recently attracted considerable attention due to enhanced catalytic activity and stability. The main purpose of this study is to synthesize new Fenton reagents and investigate their catalytic activity, dye degradation performance and antimicrobial activity. This magnetic gallic acid nanoflowers (FeGANF) were self-assembled via incorporating magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs) into gallic acid (GA) as organic part and copper(II) phosphate (Cu3(PO4)2) as inorganic parts. The FeGANF were characterized by SEM, EDX, FT-IR and XRD. The peroxidase-like activity and dye degradation performance of FeGANF and GANF based on Fenton reaction in the presence of H2O2 was studied toward guaiacol as substrate, using methylene blue (MB) and congo red (CR) as a cationic and anionic dyes, respectively. FeGANF shows much high catalytic activity and decoloration efficiency (97 % for MB and 99 % for CR) because of dual active center in Fenton reaction on the surface of FeGANF. FeGANF exhibited more antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, and Candida albicans ATCC 10231 than that of the GA and GANF. The results of these studies suggest that magnetic hNFs has proved to be promising Fenton reagents for biological and environmental applications including treatment of wastewater.