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Green and facile synthesis of an Au nanoparticles@polyoxometalate/ordered mesoporous carbon tri-component nanocomposite and its electrochemical applications

Zhang, Yufan, Bo, Xiangjie, Nsabimana, Anaclet, Munyentwali, Alexis, Han, Ce, Li, Mian, Guo, Liping
Biosensors & bioelectronics 2015 v.66 pp. 191-197
NAD (coenzyme), X-radiation, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, biosensors, carbon, catalytic activity, detection limit, electrochemistry, gold, hydrogen peroxide, nanocomposites, nanogold, porous media, reducing agents, scanning electron microscopy, synthesis, transmission electron microscopy
The one-pot synthesis of a well-defined Au nanoparticles@polyoxometalates/ordered mesoporous carbon (Au@POMs/OMC) tri-component nanocomposite is reported, which is facile, green and rapid. The polyoxometalates were used as both reductant and bridging molecules. The formation of these composite materials was verified by a comprehensive characterization using X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectra, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The novel nanohybrids of Au@POMs/OMC can provide new features of electrocatalytic activities, because of the synergetic effects of Au nanoparticles and OMC materials. Most importantly, the amperometric measurements show that the Au@POMs/OMC nanohybrids have a high catalytic activity with a good sensitivity, long-term stability, wide linear range, low detection limit, and fast response towards acetaminophenol, H2O2, and NADH detection for application as an enzyme-free biosensor.