ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Jan 15;13(3):3576-3590. Epub 2021 Jan 15.
CENIMAT|i3N, Departamento de Ciência de Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CEMOP/UNINOVA, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal.
The plasmonic properties of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are a promising tool to develop sensing alternatives to traditional, enzyme-catalyzed reactions. The need for sensing alternatives, especially in underdeveloped areas of the world, has given rise to the application of nonenzymatic sensing approaches paired with cellulosic substrates to biochemical analysis. Herein, we present three individual, low-step, wet-chemistry, colorimetric assays for three target biomarkers, namely, glucose, uric acid, and free cholesterol, relevant in diabetes control and their translation into paper-based assays and microfluidic platforms for multiplexed analysis. Read More