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

Anal Methods. 2022 Feb 3;14(5):560-573. doi: 10.1039/d1ay02150h.


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 × 10-5 A mol-1 L-1) for BPA having a wide linear range of 0-100 μmol L-1 with the LOD of 2.08 × 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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Benzhydryl Compounds
  • Electrochemical Techniques / methods
  • Endocrine Disruptors*
  • Graphite
  • Phenols
  • Reproducibility of Results


  • Benzhydryl Compounds
  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Phenols
  • graphene oxide
  • Graphite
  • bisphenol A