Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 185, Issue 3, pp 834–846 | Cite as

Fabrication of a New Self-assembly Compound of CsTi2NbO7 with Cationic Cobalt Porphyrin Utilized as an Ascorbic Acid Sensor

  • Mengjun Wang
  • Jiasheng Xu
  • Xiaobo Zhang
  • Zichun Fan
  • Zhiwei TongEmail author


A novel sandwich-structured nanocomposite based on Ti2NbO7 nanosheets and cobalt porphyrin (CoTMPyP) was fabricated through electrostatic interaction, in which CoTMPyP has been successfully inserted into the lamellar spacing of layered titanoniobate. The resultant Ti2NbO7/CoTMPyP nanocomposite was characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, EDS, FT-IR, and UV-vis. It is demonstrated that the intercalated CoTMPyP molecules were found to be tilted approximately 63° against Ti2NbO7 layers. The glass carbon electrode (GCE) modified by Ti2NbO7/CoTMPyP film showed a fine diffusion-controlled electrochemical redox process. Furthermore, the Ti2NbO7/CoTMPyP-modified electrode exhibited excellent electrocatalytic oxidation activity of ascorbic acid (AA). Differential pulse voltammetric studies demonstrated that the intercalated nanocomposite detects AA linearly over a concentration range of 4.99 × 10−5 to 9.95 × 10−4 mol L−1 with a detection limit of 3.1 × 10−5 mol L−1 at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3.0.


Intercalation Electrostatic self-assembly Layered titanoniobate Cobalt porphyrin Electrocatalysis 


Funding Information

This work was supported by Natural Science Fund of Jiangsu Province (BK20161294), HHIT Research Project (Z2015011), Lianyungang Science Project (CG1602), and the Natural Science Foundation of Huaihai Institute of Technology (Z2014004).

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringHuaihai Institute of TechnologyLianyungangChina
  2. 2.SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)SaitamaJapan

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