Preparation and Characterization of hybrid graphene oxide composite and its application in paracetamol microbiosensor

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  • Anish Khan,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    2. Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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  • Aftab A.P. Khan,

    1. Department of Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    2. Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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  • Abdullah M. Asiri,

    1. Department of Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    2. Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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  • Khalid A. Alamry

    1. Department of Chemistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    2. Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abstract

Graphene oxides decorated with Sn(II) (Sn-GO) were prepared via a redox reaction between graphene oxide (GO) and SnCl2. GO was reacted Sn2+ leading to a homogeneous distribution of Sn on GO. An electrochemical sensor based on the electrocatalytic activity of functionalized graphene oxide for sensitive detection of paracetamol is presented. The electrochemical behaviors of paracetamol on grapheme modified carbon fiber electrodes were investigated by DC potential amperometry. The results showed that the Sn-GO-modified electrode exhibited excellent electrocatalytic activity to paracetamol. A redox process of paracetamol at the modified electrode was obtained. Such electrocatalytic behavior of graphene oxide is attributed to its unique physical and chemical properties, e.g., subtle electronic characteristics, attractive π–π interaction, and strong adsorptive capability. This electrochemical sensor shows an excellent performance for detecting paracetamol with a detection limit of 8 µM, a response time of 27 s, and a satisfied recovery. The sensor shows great promise for simple, sensitive, and quantitative detection and screening of paracetamol. We have investigated the composite properties of the self-assembled electrodes for biological compounds analysis and showed that the Sn-GO composite biosensor can achieve great sensitivity without significant bio material. The sensor shows great promise for simple, sensitive, and quantitative detection and screening of paracetamol. POLYM. COMPOS., 36:221–228, 2015. © 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers

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