Highly sensitive amperometric sensor for nitrobenzene detection using functionalized multiwalled-carbon nanotubes modified screen printed carbon electrode

Mani Govindasamy, Veerappan Mani, Shen Ming Chen, Boopathi Subramani, Rajkumar Devasenathipathy, Sathesh Tamilarasan

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Abstract

We have developed a cost-effective screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE) modified with functionalized multiwalled carbon electrode (f-MWCNT) for the sensitive electrochemical determination of nitrobenzene (NB). First, f-MWCNT was prepared through acid treatment and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Next, it was dispersed in nafion and the resulting solution was drop casted onto the screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE) in order to prepare modified electrode. The f-MWCNT/SPCE showed excellent electrocatalytic ability towards nitrobenzene. The fabricated electrode sensitively detects low concentrations of nitrobenzene and the detection limit is obtained as 45 nM. The linear range of the sensor is 50 nM to 1170 μM and the sensitivity is 0.6685 μAμM cm-2. Moreover, the electrode delivers satisfactory stability, repeatability and reproducibility. The electrode is successful in the determination of nitrobenzene in spiked human urine sample reveals its potential practical applicability.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10837-10846
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Electrochemical Science
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Electrochemistry

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