An electrochemical sensor is described for the determination of catechol (CT) based on the nanocomposite of lanthanum cobaltite supported on graphene nanosheets (LaCo/GNS). The nanocomposite was systematically examined by various analytical and spectroscopic methods. The LaCo/GNS-modified electrode exhibites good electrochemical activity towards CT determination compared to other modified and unmodified electrodes. The electrochemical signal was acquired at a redox potential of 0.21 (Epa) and 0.17 (Epc) Volt (vs. Ag/AgCl). The proposed electrode exhibits low detection limit (1.0 nM), wide working range (0.009–132 μM), and good sensitivity (5.68 μA μM−1 cm−2). The electrochemical nanoprobe has good selectivity over potentially interfering compounds. The electrochemical sensor was applied to the analysis of environmental samples with acceptable recovery.
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This study received financial support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China, under grants MOST 107-2221-E-027-079-MY3 and Nano mission Project (SR/NM/NS-20/2014 (G), DST, India).
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Suvina, V., Kokulnathan, T., Wang, TJ. et al. Lanthanum cobaltite supported on graphene nanosheets for non-enzymatic electrochemical determination of catechol. Microchim Acta 187, 189 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00604-020-4165-3
- Binary metal oxide
- Lanthanium cobaltite
- Environmental samples