Facile synthesis and characterization of erbium oxide (ErO) nanospheres embellished on reduced graphene oxide nanomatrix for trace-level detection of a hazardous pollutant causing Methemoglobinaemia.

Author(s) Rajaji, U.; Manavalan, S.; Chen, S.M.; Chinnapaiyan, S.; Chen, T.W.; Ramalingam, J.
Journal Ultrason Sonochem
Date Published 2019 Sep

The nanomaterials have received enormous attention in the catalysis applications. Particularly, we have focused on the fabrication of nanocomposite for an electrochemical sensor with improved electrocatalytic performance. Herein, a rapid and sensitive electrochemical detection of nitrite is essential for assessing the risks facing ecosystems in environment. We report a simple and robust ultrasonic-assisted synthetical route via prepared ErO nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite (ErO NPs@RGO) modified electrode for nitrite detection. The composition and morphological formation were characterized by XRD, XPS, FESEM, and HRTEM. The amperometric (i-t) and cyclic voltammetry were exhibits tremendous electrocatalytic capability and superior performance toward nitrite oxidation. A sensitive and reproducible amperometric nitrite sensor was fabricated which able to detect trace concentration as 3.69 nM and excellent sensitivity (24.17 µA µM cm). The method worked well even in cured meat and water samples and the results has indicates the reliability of the method in real-time analysis.

DOI 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2019.02.023
ISSN 1873-2828
Citation Ultrason Sonochem. 2019;56:422429.

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