Microchimica Acta

, 186:83 | Cite as

Photodeposition of palladium nanoparticles on a porous gallium nitride electrode for nonenzymatic electrochemical sensing of glucose

  • Miaorong ZhangEmail author
  • Yuxiang Liu
  • Jiuxing Wang
  • Jianguo Tang
Original Paper


A nonenzymatic electrochemical glucose sensor is described that was obtained by in situ photodeposition of high-density and uniformly distributed palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) on a porous gallium nitride (PGaN) electrode. Cyclic voltammetric and chronoamperometric techniques were used to characterize the performance of the modified electrode toward glucose. In 0.1 M NaOH solution, it has two linear detection ranges, one from 1 μM to 1 mM, and another from 1 to 10 mM, and the detection limit is 1 μM. The electrode is repeatable, highly sensitive, fast and long-term stable. It was applied to the quantitation of serum glucose where it displayed accurate current responses.

Graphical abstract

A novel nonenzymatic electrochemical glucose sensor was developed by in situ photodeposition of palladium nanoparticles on the porous gallium nitride electrode.


Gallium nitride Porous materials Palladium nanoparticles Photodeposition Electrochemical sensing Glucose detection 



I would like to take this opportunity to thank my doctoral supervisor Ge-Bo Pan, he is a very nice advisor. This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51703104), Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (ZR2017BEM035) and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2017 M612198).

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The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Hybrid Materials, National Center of International Joint Research for Hybrid Materials Technology, National Base of International Science & Technology Cooperation, College of Materials Science and EngineeringQingdao UniversityQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Chemical EngineeringQingdao University of Science & TechnologyQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China

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