Herein, we reported a titanium oxide (TiO2) modified activated carbon nanocomposite that showed advantageous characteristics in terms of electro-conductivity, catalytic activity and surface area. The designed nanocomposite was employed to modify the screen printed carbon
electrode transducer surface in the construction of an electrochemical sensor. The electrode surface modification was characterised by cyclic voltammetry and impedimetric studies. The modified transducer surface was subsequently used for the detection of four phenolic endocrine disruptors,
p-nitrophenol, hydroquinone, catechol and 1-naphtol. Under optimal conditions, TiO2 modified activated carbon sensor was evaluated by differential pulse voltammetry showing a good linearity with correlation coefficients higher than 0.99. It showed, in parallel, a high sensitivity
where the detection limits were 348 ng/L, 110.1 ng/L, 3.3 ng/L and 7.2 µg/L for the respective studied compounds (S/N = 3). Finally, we validated the method with river water samples, and good recovery values were obtained showing the potential application
of the reported biosensor.
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TiO2/activated carbon nanocomposite;
differential pulse voltammetry;
screen printed carbon electrodes
Document Type: Research Article
BAE: Biocapteurs-Analyses-Environnement, Universite de Perpignan, Perpignan Cedex, France
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Biotechnologie, Constantine, Algérie
Autonomous University of Guerrero, Chilpancingo, Mexico
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
February 19, 2016
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