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Analyst. 2010 Aug;135(8):1992-6. doi: 10.1039/c0an00041h. Epub 2010 Jun 2.

A highly sensitive H2O2 sensor based on zinc oxide nanorod arrays film sensing interface.

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Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Analysis and Detection for Food Safety, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Analysis and Detection for Food Safety, Department of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, China.

Abstract

A highly sensitive sensor for the determination of H(2)O(2) is presented in this paper. The constant-current electrochemical deposition (ECD) was used to synthesize ZnO nanorod arrays on indium-tin oxide (ITO) substrate. It was found that high temperature sintering could improve the intensity and stability of the photocurrent of ZnO nanorod arrays modified electrode. Meanwhile, it was found that H(2)O(2) could greatly enhance the photocurrent of ZnO nanorod arrays modified electrode, based on which a highly sensitive sensor could be developed for the detection of H(2)O(2) with a detection limit of 2.0 x 10(-13) mol L(-1). The ZnO nanorod electrode was characterized by XRD, SEM and XPS. The XPS results showed that H(2)O(2) removed the lattice oxygen from ZnO surface and then resulted in the increase of photocurrent. It is believed that more highly sensitive sensors can be developed to detect the bioactive compounds which can produce H(2)O(2) through an enzymatic reaction.

PMID:
20517574
DOI:
10.1039/c0an00041h
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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