Статья
2018

Voltammetric Characterization of Grafted Polymer Modified with ZnO Nanoparticles on Glassy Carbon Electrode


Muhammed Mizher Radhi Muhammed Mizher Radhi , Firas K. Mohamad Alosfur Firas K. Mohamad Alosfur , Noor J. Ridha Noor J. Ridha
Российский электрохимический журнал
https://doi.org/10.1134/S1023193518010068
Abstract / Full Text

In this study, a grafted polymer (GP) with ZnO nanoparticles (GP/ZnO NPs) was attached on the surface of glassy carbon electrode (GCE), in order to produce a new modified electrode (GP/ZnO NPs-GCE). The gamma irradiation method was used to grafted polystyrene (polymer) with acrylonitrile (monomer), while slow evaporation process was used to prepare the new modified electrode. The cyclic voltammetry (CV) of K4[Fe(CN)6] was used to study the electrochemical properties GP/ZnO NPs-GCE. The peak separation (ΔEpa-c) was 500 mV between the redox peaks of Fe(II)/Fe(III) in an aqueous solution of 1 M KCl and the current ratio of redox current peaks (Ipa/Ipc) was ≈ 1 for the modified electrode. This indicated that the modified electrode has s good reversibility and conductivity, wherefore; it was applied in the voltammetric filed. It was found that the modified electrode GP/ZnO NPs-GCE have a reasonable solubility and stability at various pH medium. Additionally, the sensitivity of the electrochemical analysis by cyclic voltammetric (CV) method is extensively subjected to the pH medium and the scan rate (SR). A couple of redox current peaks of K4[Fe(CN)6] in KCl solution was observed with a reversible process: Fe3+/Fe2+. Finally a good diffusion coefficient of electroactive species (D) for the new modified electrode was found in this study by chronoamperometry method using Cottrell equation.

Author information
  • Department of Radiological Techniques, College of Health and Medical Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

    Muhammed Mizher Radhi

  • Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Kerbala, Kerbala, Iraq

    Firas K. Mohamad Alosfur

  • Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Kerbala, Kerbala, Iraq

    Noor J. Ridha

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