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A facile synthesis of CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/PPy ternary nanotubes as peroxidase mimics for the sensitive colorimetric detection of H2O2 and dopamine

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Abstract

Synergistic effects play an important role in improving the catalytic activity for enzyme-like reactions. Compared to individual nanomaterials, a system consisting of multiple components usually exhibits enhanced catalytic activity as an enzyme mimic. Herein we describe the synthesis of CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/polypyrrole (PPy) ternary nanotubes as an efficient peroxidase mimic via a three-step approach involving an electrospinning process, annealing treatment and hydrothermal reaction. The remarkably enhanced catalytic activity of CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/PPy ternary nanotubes as peroxidase mimics over individual CuFe2O4 nanofibers, CuFe2O4/CuO composite nanofibers, CuFe2O4/CuS composite nanofibers, and PPy materials has been achieved, demonstrating the presence of a synergistic effect among the components. The steady-state kinetic experiment suggests a good catalytic efficiency of the CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/PPy ternary nanotubes. On the basis of high catalytic activity, a colorimetric platform for the sensitive detection of H2O2 and dopamine has been developed. This work not only offers a simple approach for the fabrication of a high performance peroxidase-like nanocatalyst, but also provides its promising potential applications in biosensors, medical diagnosis, and environmental monitoring.

Graphical abstract: A facile synthesis of CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/PPy ternary nanotubes as peroxidase mimics for the sensitive colorimetric detection of H2O2 and dopamine

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2017, accepted on 26 Jul 2017 and first published on 26 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02355C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 11171-11179
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    A facile synthesis of CuFe2O4/Cu9S8/PPy ternary nanotubes as peroxidase mimics for the sensitive colorimetric detection of H2O2 and dopamine

    Z. Yang, F. Ma, Y. Zhu, S. Chen, C. Wang and X. Lu, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 11171
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02355C

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