Electrodeposition of silver nanoparticles on a zinc oxide film: improvement of amperometric sensing sensitivity and stability for hydrogen peroxide determination
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A strategy to fabricate a hydrogen peroxide (HP) sensor is developed by electrodepositing silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) on a modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with a zinc oxide (ZnO) film. The Ag NPs/ZnO/GCE has been characterized by scanning electron microscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and chronoamperometry. It has been found that the Ag NPs synthesized in the presence of ZnO film provide an electrode with enhanced sensitivity and excellent stability. The sensitivity to HP is enhanced 3-fold by using Ag NPs/ZnO/GCE compared to Ag NPs/GCE. The HP sensor exhibits good linear behavior in the concentration range 2 µM to 5.5 mM for the quantitative analysis of HP with a detection limit of 0.42 µM (S/N = 3).
KeywordsModified electrode Non-enzymatic sensors Silver nanoparticles Zinc oxide Hydrogen peroxide
This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20875076).