Te oxide nanowires as advanced materials for amperometric nonenzymatic hydrogen peroxide sensing.Talanta. 2013 Oct 15; 115:863-9.T
A new nonenzymatic platinum Te oxide nanowires modified electrode (Pt/TeO2-NWs) for amperometric detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is proposed. The modified electrode has been developed by direct drop casting, with TeO2 nanowires (TeO2-NWs), synthesized by thermal evaporation of Te(0) in an oxygen atmosphere. The morphological and spectroscopic characterization of the TeO2-NWs as synthesized on Pt foil was performed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis. XPS and XRD analyses are especially involved to gain information on the chemical environment of TeO2-NWs in contact with Pt surface. Moreover electrochemical characterization of these new modified Pt/TeO2-NWs modified electrodes was performed by Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) and Cronoamperometry (CA) in phosphate buffer (pH=7; I=0.2) to investigate the sensing properties of this material against H2O2. The proposed sensor exhibits a wide linear and dynamic range from 2 µM to 16 mM (R(2)=0.9998) and the detection limit is estimated to be 0.6 µM (S/N=3). Moreover, this sensor shows a rapid amperometric response time of less than 5s and possessed good reproducibility. These results indicate that Pt/TeO2-NWs composite is suitable to be used as material for sensing applications.