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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluating The Performance Of Polypyrrole Nanowires On The Electrochemical Sensing Of Ammonia In Solution
Author: Massafera M.P.
Cordoba De Torresi S.I.
Abstract: This work encompasses the direct electrodeposition of polypyrrole nanowires onto Au substrates using different electrochemical techniques: normal pulse voltammetry (NPV) and constant potential method with the aim in applying these films for the first time in ammonia sensing in solution. The performance of these nanowire-based sensors are compared and evaluated in terms of: film morphology (analyzed with scanning electron microscopy); their sensitivity towards ammonia; electrochemical and contact angle measurements. For nanowires prepared by NPV, the sensitivity towards ammonia increases with increasing amount of electrodeposited polypyrrole, as expected due to the role of polypyrrole as electrochemical transducer for ammonia oxidation. On the other hand, nanowires prepared potentiostatically displayed an unexpected opposite behavior, attributed to the lower conductivity of longer polypyrrole nanowires obtained through this technique. These results evidenced that the analytical and physico-chemical features of nanostructured sensors can differ greatly from those of their conventional bulky analogous. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2012.01.004
Date Issue: 2012
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