A visible-light-driven photoelectrochemical molecularly imprinted sensor based on titanium dioxide nanotube arrays loaded with silver iodide nanoparticles for the sensitive detection of benzoyl peroxide.

Author(s) Zhong, L.; Li, X.; Liu, R.; Wei, X.; Li, J.
Journal Analyst
Date Published 2019 Apr 17

A novel ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical sensor for benzoyl peroxide (BPO) was constructed under visible light irradiation. A novel nanostructured material made of molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-modified silver iodide nanoparticle-titanium dioxide nanotube arrays (AgINPs-TiO2 NTs) was designed as a photoactive electrode (denoted as MIP@AgINPs-TiO2 NTs). AgI-sensitized TiO2 nanotube arrays were prepared by a simple dissolution-precipitation-calcination process and then employed as a matrix to graft the MIP recognition element. Such a newly designed molecularly imprinted photoelectrochemical sensor exhibits high sensitivity and selectivity for the determination of BPO. The photoelectrochemical analysis is highly linear over the BPO concentration range from 1 × 10-12 mol L-1 to 5 × 10-10 mol L-1 with a detection limit of 2.53 × 10-13 mol L-1 (S/N = 3, n = 11). The sensor designed based on a low cost and highly sensitive assay was successfully applied in the determination of BPO in spiked samples.

DOI 10.1039/c9an00234k
ISSN 1364-5528
Citation Analyst. 2019.

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