Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 36(5), 515 (2020).

A Facile Colorimetric Sensor for 6-Mercaptopurine Based on Silver Nanoparticles
Junling DUAN, Yijing LI, Qin HOU, Wei LV, Li DAI, and Shiyun AI
College of Chemistry and Material Science, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an, Shandong 271018, P. R. China
A facile colorimetric method was developed for detecting 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) using silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The addition of 6-MP to AgNPs led to the aggregation of AgNPs with a color change from yellow to brown. The ratio between the absorbance at 394 and 530 nm (A394/A530) was used for a quantitative analysis of 6-MP. A linear range of 0 – 0.5 μM was obtained with a detection limit of 10 nM. The developed method is cost-effective and simple.