Chemical Optimization for Simultaneous Voltammetric Detection of Molybdenum and Silver Nanoparticles in Aqueous Buffer Solutions

Tatsuro Goda, Mikiya Oohashi, Akira Matsumoto, Toru Hoshi, Takashi Sawaguchi, Martin Pumera, Yuji Miyahara

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Abstract

Simultaneous acquisition of redox signals from different types of metal nanoparticles (NPs) in a multiplexing system requires a good separation in redox potential from each component for successful identification. The appearance of a single distinct peak for each NP type is also preferred. Here, we report variations in the electrochemical nature of molybdenum (Mo) and silver (Ag) NPs cast on a glassy carbon electrode that are sensitive to various conditions of the measurement solution, such as buffering capacity and electrolyte concentration. A series of experiments allowed us to find optimal conditions, where Mo NPs showed a single oxidation peak with good separation of the redox potential from that of Ag NPs (ΔE≈0.25V), by using differential-pulse voltammetry (DPV). In the simultaneous monitoring of Mo and Ag NPs under the optimal conditions, the peak currents in DPV were quantitative for the amount of Mo/Ag NPs ranging from 7.8/20 to 500/20ngng-1 and from 500/20 to 500/0.31 ng ng-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2110-2115
Number of pages6
JournalChemElectroChem
Volume1
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry

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