Palladium sub-nanoparticle decorated 'bamboo' multi-walled carbon nanotubes exhibit electrochemical metastability: voltammetric sensing in otherwise inaccessible pH ranges

Xiaobo Ji, Craig E. Banks, Andrew F. Holloway, Kerstin Jurkschat, Charles A. Thorogood, Gregory G. Wildgoose, Richard G. Compton

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A generic approach for the detection of electroactive species in potential ranges that would normally be inhibited due to the stripping of the electrocatalytic material is presented. The authors demonstrate, via the example of the electrochem. oxidn. of hydrazine, that Pd nanoparticle (< 1 nm) decorated bamboo multi-walled C nanotubes exhibit a metastability such that they allow the sensing of hydrazine in the pH range where Pd metal would normally be voltammetrically stripped (oxidized) from the surface of convectional electrodes. [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2481-2485
Number of pages5
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • electrochem metastability voltammetric sensing pH range
  • palladium nanoparticle decorated bamboo multi walled carbon nanotube

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