Hierarchical bi-continuous Pt decorated nanoporous Au-Sn alloy on carbon fiber paper for ascorbic acid, dopamine and uric acid simultaneous sensing.


Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composite & Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China; Key Laboratory of Low-carbon Chemistry & Energy Conservation of Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


In this work, Pt nanoparticles modified nanoporous AuSn(Pt@NP-AuSn) alloy on Ni buffered flexible carbon fiber paper (CFP) is fabricated by a simple replacement reaction in which NP-AuSn is fabricated by controllable dealloy of electrodeposited Au-Sn alloy films. The as prepared Pt@NP-AuSn/Ni/CFP possesses hierarchical pore structure, high specific surface area and excellent catalytic activity. Due to the bi-functions of both the large surface area of nanoporous metal and macroporous of carbon fiber paper facilitating mass transfer, the Pt@NP-AuSn/Ni/CFP shows high sensitivity of detecting ascorbic acid (AA), dopamine (DA) and uric acid (UA), with sensitivities of 0.14 μA μM-1 cm-2, 15.23 μA μM-1 cm-2, 0.28 μA μM-1 cm-2 under the concentration ranging from 200 to 2000 μM, 1-10 μM, and 25-800 μM for AA, DA and UA, respectively. Further, the Pt@NP-AuSn/Ni/CFP possesses long-term stability of sensing AA, DA and UA and presents great anti-interference towards a variety of common compounds in body fluid. All of these results manifest the Pt@NP-AuSn/Ni/CFP can be a promising candidate for the application of the electrochemical sensor for simultaneous detection of AA, DA and UA.


Ascorbic acid,Bio-Electrochemical sensor,Dopamine,Nanoporous Au-Sn Alloy,Pt decoration,Uric acid,