Understanding the endocrine disruptor and determination of bisphenol A by functional Cu-BTABB-MOF/rGO composite as facile rapid electrochemical sensor: an experimental and DFT investigation

Ponnada S., Gorle D. B., Kiai M. S., Raju C. V., Faraji M., Sharma R. K., ...More

ANALYTICAL METHODS, vol.14, pp.560-573, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/d1ay02150h
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.560-573
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A pioneering CuBTABB-MOF/rGO composite customized electrode is fabricated and utilized as a sensor towards identifying bisphenol A (BPA) in a phosphate buffer solution of pH 7.0. The composite is characterized by FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, XRD, SEM, EDX, HRTEM, and XPS to study its structural and morphological properties. Compared with Cu-BTABB-MOF and Cu-BTABB-MOF@GO, the Cu-BTABB-MOF@rGO modified electrode is more sensitive and selective to BPA due to a strong interaction between them. The developed Cu-BTABB-MOF@rGO modified electrode exhibits good sensitivity (6.95 x 10(-5) A mol(-1) L-1) for BPA having a wide linear range of 0-100 mu mol L-1 with the LOD of 2.08 x 10(-5) mol L-1, reproducibility of 4.35%, and relative standard deviation (RSD) and stability of 90% for thirty days. In addition, the developed electrocatalyst remained unoccupied from interfering substances and consequently provided an encouraging platform for swift detection of BPA in real samples such as pond water and packed water bottles. Additionally, we utilized DFT (density functional theory) to model GO and Cu-BTABB-MOF structures for detecting BPA molecules.