Gold nanoparticles were deposited electrolessly on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) via in situ reduction of HAuCl4 by NaBH4. The resulting gold covered nanotubes were immobilised onto the surface of a glassy carbon electrode via evaporation of a suspension in chloroform. Anodic stripping voltammetry was performed with the modified electrode in As(III) solutions. A limit of detection (LOD based on 3s) of 0.1 µg L-1 was obtained but more importantly a sensitivity of 1985 µA µM-1 was obtained with square wave voltammetry (SWV) in an optimised system with a deposition time of 120 s. These values, particularly the high sensitivity compare favourably with previously reported methods in the area of electrochemical arsenic detection.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Analytica Chimica Acta|
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2008|