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Highly sensitive 3D gold nanotube ensembles: Application to electrochemical determination of metronidazole
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Highly sensitive 3D gold nanotube ensembles: Application to electrochemical determination of metronidazole

Mollamahale, Y. B

Highly sensitive 3D gold nanotube ensembles: Application to electrochemical determination of metronidazole

Mollamahale, Y. B ; Sharif University of Technology | 2013

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2013.05.084
  3. Publisher: 2013
  4. Abstract:
  5. Three-dimensional gold nanoelectrode ensembles (3D GNE) have proven to be promising nanoelectrodes by representing much higher sensitivity compared to both their 2D nanostructures and bulk counterparts. The sensitivity of 3D gold nanotubes (GNTs) fabricated through electrodeposition inside the pores of polycarbonate templates, was examined toward metronidazole (MTZ) as one of their pharmaceutical applications. The electrochemical behavior of MTZ at the 3D GNT-modified electrode was discussed in detail through cyclic voltammetry (CV) which suggested an irreversible reduction of nitro group to the corresponding hydroxylamine and a subsequently reversible redox peak for the corresponding product. This latter redox peak was selected for MTZ determination which has not been reported, so far. Square wave voltammetry (SWV) was used as a powerful tool for detection of MTZ in different concentrations. Under the optimal conditions, the highly sensitive 3D GNT showed a wide linear range from 1 nM to 2 μM with a sufficiently low detection limit of 0.1 nM demonstrating promising results for the future usage in clinical applications
  6. Keywords:
  7. 3D gold nanotubes ; Electrochemical behaviors ; Electrochemical determination ; Gold nanoelectrode ensembles ; Gold nanotubes ; Irreversible reduction ; Metronidazole ; Pharmaceutical applications ; Square wave voltammetry ; Chemical detection ; Cyclic voltammetry ; Electrochemistry ; Gold ; Nanotubes ; Three dimensional
  8. Source: Electrochimica Acta ; Volume 106 , 2013 , Pages 288-292 ; 00134686 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013468613010074