CuO Nanopetals Based Electrochemical Sensor for Selective Ag+ Measurements
2012 (English)In: SENSOR LETTERS, ISSN 1546-198X, Vol. 10, no 3-4, 754-759 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The electrochemical sensing activity of cupric oxide (CuO) nanopetals was investigated for the detection of silver (I) ions (Ag+). The CuO nanopetals were synthesized on a large area glass substrate by a low-temperature hydrothermal growth process. Structural morphological investigations were carried out using field emission scanning electron microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. To check the sensing application of the CuO nanopetals, it was functionalized for selectivity of Ag+. A polymeric membrane with Ag+-selective ionophore was coated on the surface of the CuO nanopetals. CuO nanopetals reveal excellent electrochemical sensing behavior in aqueous solution to selectively detect Ag+. The CuO based sensor exhibits a linear electrochemical response within the concentration range of 1 mu M to 100 mM. The functionalized CuO nanopetal based sensor show stable, fast response and high sensitivity for [Ag+]. This work demonstrates a simple technique for sensitive detection of Ag+ and other biochemical species.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Scientific Publishers , 2012. Vol. 10, no 3-4, 754-759 p.
CuO, Nanopetals, Hydrothermal Method, Ag+-Selective Membrane, Electrochemical Sensor
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85097DOI: 10.1166/sl.2012.2336ISI: 000309018700011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85097DiVA: diva2:564570