Detection of Pesticide Residues (Fenitrothion) in Fruit Samples Based On Niobium Carbide@Molybdenum Nanocomposite: An Electrocatalytic Approach.

Author(s) Govindasamy, M.; Rajaji, U.; Chen, S.M.; Kumaravel, S.; Chen, T.W.; Al-Hemaid, F.M.A.; Ali, A.; Elshikh, M.Soliman
Journal Anal Chim Acta
Date Published 2018 Nov 07

We have reported an effective electrochemical sensor for assorted pesticide (i.e., Fenitrothion). Exact tracking of these pesticides has become more important for protecting the environment and food resources owing to their high toxicity. Hence, the development of compatible sensors for the real-time detection of pesticides is imperative to overcome practical limitations encountered in conventional methodologies. In this regard, the role of the novel, advanced functional materials such as niobium carbide (NbC) supported on molybdenum nanoparticles (NbC@Mo) has drawn great consideration in conventional sensory systems because of their numerous advantages over other nanomaterials. The nanocomposite was characterized by XRD, XPS, HR-TEM, and EIS. Under optimized working conditions, the modified electrode NbC@Mo/SPCE responds linearly as 0.01-1889 μM concentration range and the detection limit is 0.15 nM. Most importantly, the method was successfully demonstrated in fruit samples.

DOI 10.1016/j.aca.2018.05.044
ISSN 1873-4324
Citation Anal Chim Acta. 2018;1030:5260.

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