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Mandatory Fields
Andreoli, E;Annibaldi, V;Rooney, DA;Liao, KS;Alley, NJ;Curran, SA;Breslin, CB
2011
September
Electroanalysis
Electrochemical Conversion of Copper-Based Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructures to Copper Metal Nanoparticles and Their Testing in Nitrate Sensing
Published
17 ()
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CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITES POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE ELECTRICAL-PROPERTIES MOLECULAR RECTIFIERS MODIFIED ELECTRODES CONDUCTING POLYMER ION-TRANSPORT GLASSY-CARBON POLYPYRROLE FILMS
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Metallic copper nanoparticles (CuNP) are formed from the reduction of hierarchical copper-based micro/nanostructures previously electrodeposited on polypyrrole-polystyrene sulfonate (PPy-PSS) thin films. The application of a high reduction potential causes the erosion of the micro/nanostructures nanosheets and the formation of CuNP. The CuNP are used in a series of preliminary tests in order to assess their performance in the sensing of nitrate. The sensing performance is improved with the introduction of polyethyleneimine-functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNT-PEI) to the PPy-PSS films. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies show that the nanotubes increased the electronic conductivity of the reduced films. The limit of detection of the PPy-PSS-MWNT-PEI-CuNP nanocomposite is 30 mu M nitrate. The materials need further development and optimization work in order to be applied as sensors.
MALDEN
1040-0397
10.1002/elan.201100105
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