A nanocomposite of copper(II) functionalized graphene and application for sensing sulfurated organophosphorus pesticides

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Jianjun Wei, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Reduced graphene oxide is modified with sulfanilic acid diazonium salt followed by copper(II) chelating to form a Cu complex nanocomposite. Characterization by Raman spectroscopy, FTIR and EDS, XPS, cyclic voltammetry demonstrates the successful functionalization of the graphene surfaces. Electrodes that are prepared by drop-casting the suspended nanocomposite solution on interdigitated electrodes (IDE) are tested for a novel pulsed amperometric detection of a series of sulfurated organophosphorus (SOP) pesticides, parathion, fenitrothion and malathion. A linear relationship of the pulsed amperometric current to the logarithmic value of concentration of the three SOPs is demonstrated with a R2 value of ~0.95 at the S-OP concentration range of 1 ppb to 104 ppb. Negligible amperometric currents are observed in the control experiments using diethyl ethylphosphonate (DEEP) and dimethyl methyl phosphonate (DMMP), or S2-, SO32-, SO42- ions, suggesting sensing specificity to sulfurated compounds.

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New Journal of Chemistry, 2013, 37 (12), 3956 – 3963. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ00528C
Language: English
Date: 2013
organophosphorus pesticides, graphene, organophosphorus compounds, electrochemical sensors

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