Effects of crystal structure on the activity of MnO2 nanorods oxidase mimics
crystal phase structure, MnO2, oxidase mimics, surface hydroxyls, 3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB), glutathione
The crystal structures would directly affect the physical and chemical properties of the surface of the material, and would thus influence the catalytic activity of the material. α-MnO2, β-MnO2 and γ-MnO2 nanorods with the same morphology yet different crystal structures were prepared and tested as oxidase mimics using 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) as the substrate. β-MnO2 that exhibited the highest activity had a catalytic constant of 83.75 mol·m−2·s−1, 2.7 and 19.0 times of those of α-MnO2 and γ-MnO2 (30.91 and 4.41 mol·m−2·s−1), respectively. The characterization results showed that there were more surface hydroxyls as well as more Mn4+ on the surface of the β-MnO2 nanorods. The surface hydroxyls were conducive to the oxidation reaction, while Mn4+ was conducive to the regeneration of surface hydroxyls. The synergistic effect of the two factors significantly improved the activity of β-MnO2 oxidase mimic. Using β-MnO2, a β-MnO2-TMB-GSH system was established to detect the content of glutathione (GSH) rapidly and sensitively by colorimetry. This method had a wide detection range (0.11–45 μM) and a low detection limit (0.1 μM), and had been successfully applied to GSH quantification in human serum samples.
Tsinghua University Press
Yanxia Meng,Kunfeng Zhao,Zhaokun Zhang,Peng Gao,Jing Yuan,Ting Cai,Qin Tong,Gang Huang,Dannong He, Effects of crystal structure on the activity of MnO2 nanorods oxidase mimics. NanoRes.2020, 13(3): 709–718