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Title: PdCuPt Nanocrystals With Multi-branches for Enzyme-free Glucose Detection

By carefully controlling the synthesis condition, branched PtCu bimetallic templates were synthesized in aqueous solution. After the galvanic replacement reaction between PtCu templates and the Pt precursors, PdCuPt trimetallic nanocrystals with branched structures were obtained. Owing to the open structure and the optimized composition, the electrochemical experimental results reveal that the PdCuPt trimetallic nanocrystals exhibit high electrocatalytic activity, selectivity and stability for the oxidation of glucose in alkaline solution. In details, a sensitivity of 378 μA/mM/cm2 and a detection limit of 1.29 μM can be achieved. The good electrocatalytic performance should be attributed to the unique branched nanostructure as well as the synergistic effect among metals. The superior catalytic properties suggest that these nanocrystals are promising for enzyme-free detection of glucose.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1944-8244; 48877; KP1704020
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Journal Name: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 34
American Chemical Society
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL)
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United States
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory