Synthesis of PtAu bimetallic nanoparticles on graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid nanomaterials for nonenzymatic hydrogen peroxide sensor.Talanta. 2013 Aug 15; 112:111-6.T
PtAu bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully synthesized on graphene sheets-multi walled carbon nanotubes (G-CNTs) hybrid nanomaterials via a simple one-step chemical co-reduction method in ethylene glycol (EG)-water system. The nanocomposites (PtAu/G-CNTs) were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Then a sensitive nonenzymatic hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) sensor was fabricated based on PtAu/G-CNTs nanocomposites modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE). The results of electrochemical experiments demonstrated that the sensor exhibited excellent electrocatalytic activity to the reduction of H2O2. The sensor displayed a fast amperometric response time of less than 4s with linear detection range from 2.0 to 8561 μM and a relatively low detection limit of 0.6 μM (S/N=3). In addition, the sensor also showed good selectivity for H2O2 detection, long-term stability and reproducibility.