A novel synthetic route for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) modified graphene electrodes has been developed: Reduced Graphene Oxide (RGO) sheets are functionalized with pyrene linkers acting as growing sites for gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) of different dimensions (approximatively 5, 10 and 20 nm). The Au surface is functionalized with oleylamine or 3,4-dimethylbenzenethiol as capping agents. The hybrid material is deposited onto Carbon Screen Printed Electrodes (C-SPEs) for a deep physico-chemical and electrochemical characterization, using Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. The role played by every single hybrid counterpart has been investigated, showing a synergistic effect, which is responsible of the enhancement of the system properties. The charge transfer from gold nanoparticles to graphene, assisted and stimulated by the pyrene linker, seems to be the key point to understand the peculiarities of this innovative material. The as prepared RGO-AuNPs hybrids have been used in the electroanalytical detection of both inorganic and organic species (arsenic, H2O2, dopamine), showing promising results in terms of sensitivities and detection limits. In particular, regarding the detection of the neurotransmitter dopamine by means of Differential Pulse Voltammetry in Phosphate Buffer Solution, a LOD of (3.3 ± 0.2) ppb has been reached, comparable with other electroanalytical results in the literature and in accordance with the benchmark for this molecule . For arsenic detection, the hybrid devices show increased performances in comparison with bare gold or gold NPs, also allowing speciation between arsenic (III) and (V), appropriately adjusting the experimental conditions. In the case of H2O2, the hybrid devices display high electrocatalytic activity and fast electron-transfer kinetics, representing an ideal platform for developing oxidoreductase-based electrochemical biosensors as well as for detecting H2O2 in real samples.  J.A. Ribeiro, P.M.V. Fernandes, C.M. Pereira, F. Silva, Talanta 160 (2016) 653-679.
Electrochemical Characterization and Electroanalytical Aplications of RGO_AuNPs Hybrids / A. Testolin, V. Pifferi, L. Falciola, C. Ingrosso, F. Petronella, R. Comparelli, A. Agostiano, M. Striccoli, M.L. Curri, F. Bettazzi, I. Palchetti. ((Intervento presentato al Società Chimica Italiana- Divisione Elettrochimica. convegno Winter GEI : Giornate dell'elettrochimica italiana tenutosi a Sestriere nel 2018.
|Titolo:||Electrochemical Characterization and Electroanalytical Aplications of RGO_AuNPs Hybrids|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2018|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica|
|Citazione:||Electrochemical Characterization and Electroanalytical Aplications of RGO_AuNPs Hybrids / A. Testolin, V. Pifferi, L. Falciola, C. Ingrosso, F. Petronella, R. Comparelli, A. Agostiano, M. Striccoli, M.L. Curri, F. Bettazzi, I. Palchetti. ((Intervento presentato al Società Chimica Italiana- Divisione Elettrochimica. convegno Winter GEI : Giornate dell'elettrochimica italiana tenutosi a Sestriere nel 2018.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||14 - Intervento a convegno non pubblicato|