University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (12): 2209049.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202209049

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Rapid and Visual Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic Acid: Analysis of Problem 1 of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad

Dingbin Liu()   

  • Received:2022-09-20 Accepted:2022-10-08 Published:2022-10-25
  • Contact: Dingbin Liu


The COVID-19 outbreak has made a dramatic impact worldwide; the development of a rapid and simple method for the detection of SARS-COV-2 is thus of great significance. The problem 1 of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad examines relevant knowledge in analytical chemistry with a focus on gold nanoparticles and their application in SARS-COV-2 nucleic acid detection.

Key words: Gold nanoparticles, Nucleic acid detection, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, Lambert-Beer Law