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Enzyme-free electrocatalytic sensing of hydrogen peroxide using a glassy carbon electrode modified with cobalt nanoparticle-decorated tungsten carbide.

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Summary of "Enzyme-free electrocatalytic sensing of hydrogen peroxide using a glassy carbon electrode modified with cobalt nanoparticle-decorated tungsten carbide."

An efficient non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor for hydrogen peroxide (HO) was constructed by modifying a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with a nanocomposite prepared from cobalt nanoparticle (CoNP) and tungsten carbide (WC). The nanocomposite was prepared at low temperature through a simple technique. Its crystal structure, surface morphology and elemental composition were investigated via X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results showed the composite to be uniformly distributed and that the CoNP are well attached to the surface of the flake-like WC. Electrochemical studies show that the modified GCE has an improved electrocatalytic activity toward the reduction of HO. HO can be selectively detected, best at a working voltage of -0.4 V (vs. Ag/AgCl), with a 6.3 nM detection limit over the wide linear range from 50 nM to 1.0 mM. This surpasses previously reported non-enzymatic HO sensors. The sensor was successfully applied to the determination of HO in contact lens solutions and in spiked serum samples. Graphical abstract Schematic presentation of a method for electrochemical sensing of hydrogen peroxide in real samples using cobalt nanoparticle decorated tungsten carbide (WCC) modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE).

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Name: Mikrochimica acta
ISSN: 1436-5073
Pages: 265

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