Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 37(10), 1419 (2021).

A Non-enzymatic Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor with Enhanced Sensitivity Based on Pt Nanoparticles
Azka AWAIS,* Muhammad ARSALAN,* Qinglin SHENG,*,** and Tianli YUE**
*College of Chemistry & Materials Science/Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education/Shaanxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Northwest University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710069, China
**College of Food Science and Technology, Northwest University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710069, China, Laboratory of Nutritional and Healthy Food-Individuation Manufacturing Engineering/Research Center of Food Safety Risk Assessment and Control, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710069, China
The non-enzymatic electrochemical sensing platform for hydrogen peroxide by using Pt-based nanoparticle was investigated. The characterization of PtNiCo-NPs was done by XRD, TEM, HRTEM, EDS, and XPS. A simple drop-casting technique was used to fabricate the nanomaterial on FTO electrode. The amperometric and cyclic voltammetric results illustrated that PtNiCo-NPs on FTO had excellent electrochemical performance over other mono or bimetallic materials. The catalytic performance for H2O2 sensing based on PtNiCo-NPs possessed a wide linear range from 5 μM to 16.5 mM with a low detection limit of 0.37 μM and a good sensitivity of 1374.4 μA mM−1 cm−2 at a scan rate of 20 mV s−1 (vs. Ag/AgCl). This work presents a new way to produce a ternary nanomaterial for H2O2 sensing with excellent electrochemical performance. In addition, the fabricated nanomaterial showed no interferences for common interfering agents, which indicates the high specificity of the sensor. The PtNiCo-NPs have excellent stability and good reproducibility in real samples.