, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 309–317 | Cite as

Simple preparation of gold nanoparticle-decorated copper cross-linked pectin for the sensitive determination of hydrogen peroxide

  • Karuppasamy Kohila rani
  • Yi-Xin Liu
  • Rajkumar DevasenathipathyEmail author
  • Chieh Yang
  • Sea-Fue WangEmail author
Original Paper


The synthesis of highly stable metallic organic–inorganic hybrid nanocomposites from the non-toxic and biodegradable organic–inorganic metallic precursors, which are the natural polymer products of organic molecules, carbohydrates, and amino acids, has engrossed the recent researchers. In this work, a simple potentiostatic approach has been designed for the electrochemical preparation of gold nanoparticle-decorated copper cross-linked pectin (CuCP–AuNPs). Here, CuCP act as a scaffold or stabilizing agent for the preparation of uniform AuNPs. The studies for surface morphology and crystal structure of our composite were carried out using field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD). Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) was employed for the elemental analysis of the composite. A remarkable cathodic peak current response was obtained by our modified electrode for the presence of H2O2. CuCP–AuNP-modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) possesses the values for limits of detection (LOD) and sensitivity of 0.22 μΜ and 6800 μA mM cm−2, respectively, in a linear range from 1 to 2110 μΜ. The detection of H2O2 in presence of other biologically interfering molecules represents the high selectivity of our fabricated electrode. The examination for the sensitive determination of H2O2 conducted in commercially available lens cleaning solutions validates the practical feasibility of the proposed modified electrode.


Copper cross-linked pectin Gold nanoparticles Hydrogen peroxide Clinical lens cleaning solutions Cyclic voltammetry Amperometry 



Dr. Rajkumar Devasenathipathy gratefully acknowledges National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, for the postdoctoral fellowship.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials and Mineral Resources EngineeringNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan

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