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A portable micro glucose sensor based on copper-based nanocomposite structure


Precisely detecting the concentration of glucose in human body is an attractive way to preventing or curing diabetes. Portable glucose sensors with non-enzymatic catalytic materials have received great attention in recent years. Herein, a facile strategy for fabricating high-performance electrochemical sensor is proposed. A non-enzymatic three-electrode integrated glucose sensor device based on CuO nano-coral arrays / nanoporous Cu (NCA/NPC) is designed and fabricated. The portable NCA/NPC glucose sensor device exhibits high catalytic activity for glucose. The great performance of the NCA/NPC glucose sensor device derives from the excellent conductivity of the NPC substrate and the high electrocatalytic activity of CuO nano-coral arrays. This device exhibits a high sensitivity of 1621 μA mM-1 cm-2 in the linear range of 0.0005-5.0 mM, low detection limit of 200 nM (S/N = 3), fast response time of 3 s, good anti-interference performance, excellent repeatability and considerable stability for glucose detection. This work will certainly provide an efficient structure and proper catalytic material choices for future non-enzymatic glucose sensors.

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The article was received on 19 Feb 2019, accepted on 10 Apr 2019 and first published on 11 Apr 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ00888H
Citation: New J. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    A portable micro glucose sensor based on copper-based nanocomposite structure

    H. Chen, G. Fan, Z. Jie, M. Qiu, P. Sun, Y. Fu, D. Han and G. Cui, New J. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ00888H

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