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Co3O4/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites as Effective Phosphotriesterase Mimetics for Degradation and Detection of Paraoxon

Co3O4/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites as Effective Phosphotriesterase Mimetics for Degradation and Detection of Paraoxon
Yi Yang, Jiangning Wang, Ping Su, Ye Yang, Ting Wang
In this work, Co3O4 nanoparticles supported on reduced graphene oxide (Co3O4/rGO) were prepared through a simple hydrothermal method. The phosphotriesterase (PTE) mimetic activity of the Co3O4/rGO nanocomposites was investigated for the first time, and the catalytic performance was evaluated by hydrolyzing paraoxon. The synergic effects of Co3O4 and rGO greatly improved the binding capacity of the nanocomposites with paraoxon and water molecules, and facilitated electron transfer in the hydrolysis process, resulting in an ∼5-fold enhancement in the hydrolysis efficiency of Co3O4/rGO nanocomposites, compared with that of rGO. Co3O4/rGO nanocomposites also exhibited excellent reusability and stability than other PTE mimetics. Based on the PTE activity of Co3O4/rGO nanocomposites, a simple and sensitive colorimetric sensor of paraoxon was developed and successfully used to determine the paraoxon in cabbage and river water, demonstrating its potential applicability for food and environmental analyses.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02223

DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02223

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