A sensitive electrochemical detection of hydroquinone using newly synthesized α-Fe2O3-graphene oxide nanocomposite as an electrode material

  • R. A. Senthil
  • A. Selvi
  • Prabhakarn Arunachalam
  • L. S. Amudha
  • J. MadhavanEmail author
  • Abdullah M. Al-Mayouf


This article presents the effect of hematite phase iron oxide (α-Fe2O3) on the electrocatalytic activity of graphene oxide (GO) for electrochemical detection of hydroquinone in aqueous solution. The different weight percentage (wt%) (1, 2 and 3%) of α-Fe2O3 added GO nanocomposites were synthesized by wet-impregnation method. The cyclic voltammetry studies using 2% α-Fe2O3-GO modified glassy carbon electrodes was found to exhibit an excellent electrocatalytic activity than α-Fe2O3 and GO electrodes that may be due to the synergistic effect of α-Fe2O3nanoparicles and GO sheet. In addition, the modified electrode exhibited a good reproducibility as well as long-term stability. Hence, the 2% α-Fe2O3-GO can be a promising catalytic material for electrochemical sensor applications.


Graphene Oxide Cyclic Voltammetry Phosphate Buffer Solution Electrocatalytic Activity Electrochemical Sensor 
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The authors Mr. R.A. Senthil and Dr. J. Madhavan are grateful to the authorities of Thiruvalluvar University for their support for this study. The Prof. Abdullah Al-Mayouf and Dr. PrabhakarnArunchalam would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University for funding this Research group NO: RG-1438-001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Senthil
    • 1
  • A. Selvi
    • 2
  • Prabhakarn Arunachalam
    • 3
  • L. S. Amudha
    • 1
  • J. Madhavan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdullah M. Al-Mayouf
    • 3
  1. 1.Solar Energy Lab, Department of ChemistryThiruvalluvar UniversityVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyDKM college for Women (Autonomous)VelloreIndia
  3. 3.Electrochemistry Research Group, Chemistry Department, College of ScienceKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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