Interaction of Glucose with ZnO Nanoparticles

Authors P.K. Samanta1 , A.K. Bhunia2, T. Kamilya3

1 Department of Physics, Ghatal R.S. Mahavidyalaya, Paschim Medinipur-721212, India

2 Department of Physics & Techno-Physics, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur-721306, India

3 Department of Physics, Narajole Raj College, Paschim Medinipur-721211, India

Issue Volume 6, Year 2014, Number 2
Dates Received 16 March 2014; published online 20 June 2014
Citation P.K. Samanta, A.K. Bhunia, T. Kamilya, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 6 No 2, 02006 (2014)
PACS Number(s) 78.67.Bf, 78.67.Rb, 87.64. – t
Keywords ZnO (89) , Glucose (2) , Interaction (12) , Absorption (17) , Exponential-association.
Annotation We report the results of the extent of interaction as well as the formation of a bioconjugate of glucose with Zinc Oxide nano particles (ZnO NPs) to understand the non-invasive monitoring of glucose by semiconductor NPs. We performed an array of photophysical as well as microscopic measurements to quantify the interaction between ZnO NPs and glucose. We have found that time constant of interaction (t1)  18.47 min for the binding glucose with surface of ZnO NPs and follows a single exponential association process.

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