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    Simultaneous detection and identification of thiometon, phosalone, and prothioconazole pesticides using a nanoplasmonic sensor array

    , Article Food and Chemical Toxicology ; Volume 151 , 2021 ; 02786915 (ISSN) Koushkestani, M ; Abbasi Moayed, S ; Ghasemi, F ; Mahdavi, V ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    In this work, a colorimetric sensor array has been designed for the identification and discrimination of thiometon (TM) and phosalone (PS) as organophosphate pesticides and prothioconazole (PC) as a triazole pesticide. For this purpose, two different plasmonic nanoparticles including unmodified gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and unmodified silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were used as sensing elements. The principle of the proposed strategy relied on the aggregation AuNPs and AgNPs through the cross-reactive interaction between the target pesticides and plasmonic nanoparticles. Therefore, these aggregation-induced UV–Vis spectra changes were utilized to discriminate the target pesticides with the... 

    Aggregation-based colorimetric sensor for determination of prothioconazole fungicide using colloidal silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 187 , 2017 , Pages 143-148 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Ivrigh, Z. J. N ; Fahimi Kashani, N ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    There is a growing interest in developing high-performance sensors monitoring fungicides, due to their broadly usage and their adverse effects on humans and wildlife. In the present study, a colorimetric probe has been proposed for detection of prothioconazole based on aggregation of unmodified silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Under optimized condition, linear relationships between the concentration of prothioconazole and the absorbance ratio of A500/A395 were found over the range of 0.01 μg·mL− 1 to 0.4 μg·mL− 1 with quantification limit as low as 1.7 ng·mL− 1. Furthermore, AgNPs color change from yellow to pink-orange in presence of prothioconazole, indicates highly sensitive naked-eye... 

    Facial mark detection and removal using graph relations and statistics

    , Article 2017 25th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, ICEE 2017, 2 May 2017 through 4 May 2017 ; 2017 , Pages 2223-2228 ; 9781509059638 (ISBN) Hosseini, M. M ; Jamzad, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Face Analysis is an important task in image processing. Most of these tasks centralized on face recognition and detection. One of different ways for deceiving automatic face analysis systems is mark notation on the skin. On the other hand some applications attempts to eliminate defects of the face. Hence, in this paper we try to detect and remove skin marks on the face, whether they're natural or not. Our algorithm passes face image through appropriate filters to get mark candidates and then create a graph space using 8-point neighborhood relations of mark candidates image pixels. Then we compute probabilities of each mark candidate using four measures based on intensity of occurrence, shape... 

    A sensitive colorimetric detection of ascorbic acid in pharmaceutical products based on formation of anisotropic silver nanoparticles

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 17, Issue 2 F , 2010 , Pages 148-153 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Karimi, M. A ; Shahheydari, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    2010
    Abstract
    A sensitive colorimetric method for the detection of ascorbic acid was proposed in this research based on the reduction of silver ions by ascorbic acid in the presence of citrate-stabilized silver seeds, additional trisodium citrate and a polymer such as polyvinylpyrrolidone. The color of the stable sol is controlled by varying the concentration of trisodium citrate (TSC), polyvinylpyrrolidone, silver nitrate and silver seeds. The reduction of Ag + to triangle silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) by ascorbic acid in the presence of trisodium citrate (TSC) and silver seeds produced two very intense surface plasmon resonance peaks of Ag-NPs. The plasmon absorbance of Ag-NPs allows the quantitative... 

    A sensitive and selective colorimetric method for detection of copper ions based on anti-aggregation of unmodified gold nanoparticles

    , Article Talanta ; Vol. 129, issue , 2014 , pp. 227-232 ; ISSN: 00399140 Hormozi-Nezhad, M. R ; Abbasi-Moayed, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    A highly sensitive and selective colorimetric method for detection of copper ions, based on anti-aggregation of D-penicillamine (D-PC) induced aggregated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) was developed. Copper ions can hinder the aggregation of AuNPs induced by D-PC, through formation of mixed-valence complex with D-PC that is a selective copper chelator. In the presence of a fixed amount of D-PC, the aggregation of AuNPs decreases with increasing concentrations of Cu2+ along with a color change from blue to red in AuNPs solution and an increase in the absorption ratio (A520/A 650). Under the optimum experimental conditions (pH 7, [AuNPs] =3.0 nmol L-1 and [NaCl]=25 mmol L-1), a linear calibration... 

    Freshness assessment of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) by machine vision based on gill and eye color changes

    , Article Journal of Food Engineering ; Volume 119, Issue 2 , 2013 , Pages 277-287 ; 02608774 (ISSN) Dowlati, M ; Mohtasebi, S. S ; Omid, M ; Razavi, S. H ; Jamzad, M ; De La Guardia, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    The fish freshness was evaluated using machine vision technique through color changes of eyes and gills of farmed and wild gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), being employed lightness (L*), redness (a *), yellowness (b*), chroma (c *), and total color difference (ΔE) parameters during fish ice storage. A digital color imaging system, calibrated to provide accurate CIELAB color measurements, was employed to record the visual characteristics of eyes and gills. The region of interest was automatically selected using a computer program developed in MATLAB software. L*, b *, and ΔE of eyes increased with storage time, while c* decreased. The a* parameter of fish eyes did not show clear a trend... 

    Colorimetric detection of glutathione based on transverse overgrowth of high aspect ratio gold nanorods investigated by MCR-ALS

    , Article RSC Advances ; Volume 5, Issue 101 , 2015 , Pages 82906-82915 ; 20462069 (ISSN) Fahimi Kashani, N ; Shadabipour, P ; Hormozi-Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2015
    Abstract
    In this paper, we present a simple platform for colorimetric detection of glutathione using gold nanorods (AR ∼ 6.5 ± 0.2) as a plasmonic sensor. The functional mechanism of the sensor is based on shifts of longitudinal plasmon resonance during selective transverse overgrowth induced by preferential binding of glutathione at the nanorod tips. Under the optimum conditions, a calibration curve showed two linear regimes at the range of 50 nM to 20 μM of glutathione with a detection limit as low as 40 nM. The nanosensor maintains relatively high selectivity for determination of glutathione in the presence of several other amino acids. However, cysteine at similar concentration levels strongly... 

    Gold-nanoparticle-based colorimetric sensor array for discrimination of organophosphate pesticides

    , Article Analytical Chemistry ; Volume 88, Issue 16 , 2016 , Pages 8099-8106 ; 00032700 (ISSN) Fahimi Kashani, N ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Chemical Society 
    Abstract
    There is a growing interest in developing high-performance sensors monitoring organophosphate pesticides, primarily due to their broad usage and harmful effects on mammals. In the present study, a colorimetric sensor array consisting of citrate-capped 13 nm gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has been proposed for the detection and discrimination of several organophosphate pesticides (OPs). The aggregation-induced spectral changes of AuNPs upon OP addition has been analyzed with pattern recognition techniques, including hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA). In addition, the proposed sensor array has the capability to identify individual OPs or mixtures of them in... 

    Development of a paper-based plasmonic test strip for visual detection of methiocarb insecticide

    , Article IEEE Sensors Journal ; Volume 17, Issue 18 , 2017 , Pages 6044-6049 ; 1530437X (ISSN) Mohammadi, A ; Ghasemi, F ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    This paper describes a simple and low-cost test strip for on-site monitoring of methiocarb insecticide. Hydrophilic filter paper soaked in agarose solution was bounded by hydrophobic solid wax and then was coated with unmodified gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). AuNPs aggregation caused by methiocarb served as colorimetric response. We demonstrated detection capability of methiocarb both in solution- and substrate-based sensor. A good linear relationship was obtained between the colorimetric response and the concentration of methiocarb ranging from 20 to 80 ng mL -1 with a limit of detection of 5 ng mL -1. Excellent selectivity toward methiocarb was observed among various pesticides and cationic... 

    Development of a colorimetric sensor array based on monometallic and bimetallic nanoparticles for discrimination of triazole fungicides

    , Article Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry ; April , 2021 ; 16182642 (ISSN) Kalantari, K ; Fahimi Kashani, N ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH  2021
    Abstract
    Due to the widespread use of pesticides and their harmful effects on humans and wildlife, monitoring their residual amounts in crops is critically essential but still challenging regarding the development of high-throughput approaches. Herein, a colorimetric sensor array has been proposed for discrimination and identification of triazole fungicides using monometallic and bimetallic silver and gold nanoparticles. Aggregation-induced behavior of AgNPs, AuNPs, and Au-AgNPs in the presence of four triazole fungicides produced a fingerprint response pattern for each analyte. Innovative changes to the metal composition of nanoparticles leads to the production of entirely distinct response patterns... 

    Multiplex detection of antidepressants with a single component condition-based colorimetric sensor array

    , Article Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical ; Volume 363 , 2022 ; 09254005 (ISSN) Ivrigh, Z. J. N ; Bigdeli, A ; Jafarinejad, S ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2022
    Abstract
    Pattern-based sensing with multi-component sensor arrays, despite its merits, may be laborious and time-consuming. As an alternative approach, herein, a condition-based single component sensor array has been provided which represents an elegantly simple, low cost and minimally instrumented format for the quantification and classification of antidepressants (ADs). Tuning the pH and ionic strength enabled the single component probe to interact with the target analytes through different binding modes, providing the required cross-reactivity for multiplex detection. The analytical figures of merit verified that the condition-based sensor array is precise and accurate in both the discrimination... 

    A novel technique to semi-quantitatively study the stability of emulsions and the kinetics of the coalescence under different dynamic conditions

    , Article Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects ; Vol. 460 , 2014 , pp. 327-332 ; ISSN: 09277757 Karbaschi, M ; Orr, R ; Bastani, D ; Javadi, A ; Lotfi, M ; Miller, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    The kinetics of coalescence is studied experimentally using a new technique for tracking the process in the bulk phase. For this aim, aqueous solutions of KSCN (colorless) and FeCl3 (light yellow) are used to make individual W/O emulsions. Any coalescence occurred between drops containing KSCN solution and those containing FeCl3 solution would combine these solutions. This leads to a reddish brown solution due to the formation of iron(III)thiocyanate. The intensity change of this red color with time represents the dynamics of coalescence occurring between drops of different emulsified aqueous droplets. The detector response to any changes in the system is recorded as a function of time. In... 

    Colorimetric assay for exon 7 SMN1/SMN2 single nucleotide polymorphism using gold nanoprobes

    , Article BioImpacts ; Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2013 , Pages 185-194 ; 22285652 (ISSN) Ahmadpour Yazdi, H ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Abadi, A ; Sanati, M. H ; Kazemi, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Introduction: Proximal spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is one of the most significant neurodegenerative diseases amongst the autosomal-recessive genetic disorders which is caused by the absence of protein survival of motor neuron (SMN). A critical nucleotide difference in SMN2 compared to SMN1 gene leads to an inefficient protein. Hence, homozygous lack of SMN1 provides a progressive disease. Due to the high prevalence, up to now, several molecular diagnostic methods have been used which most of them are lengthy, expensive, and laborious. Methods: In the present study, we exploited a gold nanoprobe-based method for semi-quantitative SMN1 gene dosage analysis compared to SMN2. The assay was... 

    Spectrophotometric determination of glutathione and cysteine based on aggregation of colloidal gold nanoparticles

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 19, Issue 3 , June , 2012 , Pages 958-963 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Seyedhosseini, E ; Robatjazi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    We report herein the development of a highly sensitive colorimetric method for the determination of cysteine and glutathione, based on aggregation of the citrate capped gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). This was exploited from high affinity of low-molecular-weight aminothiols towards the Au NPs surface, which could induce displacement of the citrate shell by the thiolate shell of target molecules, resulting in aggregation of the NPs through intermolecular electrostatic interaction or hydrogen-bonding. As a result of aggregation, which can be affected by the ionic strength, pH and concentration of Au NPs, the plasmon band at around 521 nm decreases gradually, along with formation of a new red... 

    Colourimetric-based method for the diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy using gold nanoprobes

    , Article IET Nanobiotechnology ; Volume 9, Issue 1 , Feb , 2015 , Pages 5-10 ; 17518741 (ISSN) Ahmadpour Yazdi, H ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Abadi, A. R ; Sanati, M. H ; Kazemi, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institution of Engineering and Technology  2015
    Abstract
    Although numerous molecular methods for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) detection have been exploited, most of hem are laborious, time consuming and costly. Recently, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have attracted attention in the field of colourimetric bioanalysis, because AuNP aggregation can be tracked with the naked eye as well as ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) peak analysis. Here, based on a non-cross linking platform, a colourimetric-based method was used to evaluate the capability of thiolated oligo-AuNPs (Au nanoprobes) to distinguish between normal individuals, carriers and those with SMA. In this platform, removal of the repulsive force of the Au nanoprobes using high salt concentration... 

    Label-free detection of β-amyloid peptides (Aβ40 and Aβ42): a colorimetric sensor array for plasma monitoring of alzheimer's disease

    , Article Nanoscale ; Volume 10, Issue 14 , 2018 , Pages 6361-6368 ; 20403364 (ISSN) Ghasemi, F ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2018
    Abstract
    Monitoring the ratio of 40- and 42-residue amyloid β peptides (i.e., Aβ40 and Aβ42) in human plasma is considered one of the hallmarks of detection of the early stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, development of a specific, yet non-antibody-based method for simultaneous detection of Aβ40 and Aβ42 may have considerable clinical applications. Here, we developed a 'nanoparticle-based colorimetric sensor array' utilizing label-free gold and silver nanoparticles for visual detection of Aβ42 and Aβ40. Different aggregation behaviors of nanoparticles through their conjugation with Aβ42 and Aβ40 followed by the coordination of Aβ42 and Aβ40 with Cu(ii) led to diverse spectral and color... 

    ThThnated Development of a pH assisted AgNP-based colorimetric sensor Array for simultaneous identification of phosalone and azinphosmethyl pesticides

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 219 , 2019 , Pages 496-503 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Orouji, A ; Abbasi Moayed, S ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Development of simple and rapid methods for identification of pesticides, due to their broad usage and harmful effects on mammals, has been known as a critical demand. Herein, we have introduced a silver nanoparticle (AgNP)based colorimetric sensor array for simultaneous identification of Azinphosmethyl (AM)and Phosalone (PS)pesticides. In the presence of the target pesticides, unmodified AgNPs at various pHs (4.5, 5.5 and 9.5)showed different aggregation behaviors. As a result of aggregation, the color and UV–Vis spectra of AgNPs changed differentially, leading to distinct response patterns for AM and PS. The aggregation induced spectral changes of AgNPs, were used to identify AM and PS... 

    Selective colorimetric detection of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) using arginine-mediated aggregation of gold nanoparticles

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 228 , 2020 Taefi, Z ; Ghasemi, F ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Abstract
    Detection of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) as an explosive has been of great interest because of public safety and military concerns. Here, we have presented a simple, selective and sensitive colorimetric method for direct detection of PETN. The gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were first exposed to arginine which has primary amines in its structure. Electron deficient –NH2 groups from arginine could strongly interact with –NO2 groups of PETN as electron donors. Hydrogen bonding happens between the –NO2 group of PETN and –NH2 group of arginine molecules. Therefore, selective aggregation of AuNPs happened because of the donor-acceptor and hydrogen bonding interactions. Due to the aggregation,... 

    Optical detection of phenolic compounds based on the surface plasmon resonance band of Au nanoparticles

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 71, Issue 1 , 2008 , Pages 199-203 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Alimohammadi, M ; Tashkhourian, J ; Razavian, S. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    An indirect colorimetric method is presented for detection of trace amounts of hydroquinone (1), catechol (2) and pyrogallol (3). The reduction of AuCl4- to Gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) by these phenolic compounds in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC) produced very intense surface plasmon resonance peak of Au-NPs. The plasmon absorbance of Au-NPs allows the quantitative colorimetric detection of the phenolic compounds. The calibration curves derived from the changes in absorbance at λ = 568 nm were linear with concentration of hydroquinone, catechol and pyrogallol in the range of 7.0 × 10-7 to 1.0 × 10-4M, 6.0 × 10-6 to 2.0 × 10-4 M and 6.0 × 10-7 to 1.0 × 10-4 M,... 

    Simple SPR-based colorimetric sensor to differentiate Mg2+ and Ca2+ in aqueous solutions

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 268 , 2022 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Amirjani, A ; Salehi, K ; Sadrnezhaad, S. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2022
    Abstract
    L-tryptophan functionalized AgNPs were successfully fabricated using a one-pot synthesis method and assessed as a colorimetric probe for rapid and accurate determination of Mg2+ ions. The developed sensor showed a selective response towards Mg2+ with no interference from Ca2+ in the wide concentration range of 1–200 µM. The sensor's response was optimized in the pH range of 9–10, which can be attributed to the protonation of amine groups and their interaction with Mg2+ ions. The stability and selectivity of the sensor were examined in different salt (NaCl) and other metal ions, respectively. The L-tryptophan-AgNPs sensor detected Mg2+ with the limit of detection of 3 µM, which is way lower...