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Electrospun zirconia-embedded carbon nanofibre for high-sensitive determination of methyl parathion

Electrospun zirconia-embedded carbon nanofibre for high-sensitive determination of methyl parathion
Carbon nanofibers embedded with ultrafine zirconia nanoparticles (ZrO2-CNFs) are fabricated via a new methodology. Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) binary polymers containing zirconium n-butoxide are first dissolved in dimethylformamide, and the resulting solution is electrospun and heat-treated. The tetragonal zirconia nanoparticles formed, with a size of 5±2nm in diameter, are uniformly distributed in the carbon nanofibres. Using Nafion as an additive, ZrO2-CNFs are drop-cast onto the glassy carbon electrode (ZrO2-CNF/GCE) and the modified electrode is then applied to detect methyl parathion (MP) using differential pulse voltammetry. Two linear relationships are found at the concentration ranges of 1×109–2×108 g/L and 2×108–2×107 g/L, with a detection limit of 3.4×1010 g/L (S/N>3). The electrospun-based ZrO2-CNF is a very promising coating material for electrochemical sensing of organophosphorus compounds.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S138824811730142X

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