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Hemin-Modified SnO2/Metglas Electrodes for the Simultaneous Electrochemical and Magnetoelastic Sensing of H2O2

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece
Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras 26504, Greece
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Center of Scientific Research, Athens 15310, Greece
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Coatings 2018, 8(8), 284;
Received: 2 July 2018 / Revised: 2 August 2018 / Accepted: 11 August 2018 / Published: 16 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mesoporous Metal Oxide Films)
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In this work, we present a simple and efficient method for the preparation of hemin-modified SnO2 films on Metglas ribbon substrates for the development of a sensitive magneto-electrochemical sensor for the determination of H2O2. The SnO2 films were prepared at low temperatures, using a simple hydrothermal method, compatible with the Metglas surface. The SnO2 film layer was fully characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), photoluminescence (PL) and Fourier Transform-Infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The properties of the films enable a high hemin loading to be achieved in a stable and functional way. The Hemin/SnO2-Metglas system was simultaneously used as a working electrode (WE) for cyclic voltammetry (CV) measurements and as a magnetoelastic sensor excited by external coils, which drive it to resonance and interrogate it. The CV scans reveal direct reduction and oxidation of the immobilized hemin, as well as good electrocatalytic response for the reduction of H2O2. In addition, the magnetoelastic resonance (MR) technique allows the detection of any mass change during the electroreduction of H2O2 by the immobilized hemin on the Metglas surface. The experimental results revealed a mass increase on the sensor during the redox reaction, which was calculated to be 767 ng/μM. This behavior was not detected during the control experiment, where only the NaH2PO4 solution was present. The following results also showed a sensitive electrochemical sensor response linearly proportional to the concentration of H2O2 in the range 1 × 10−6–72 × 10−6 M, with a correlation coefficient of 0.987 and detection limit of 1.6 × 10−7 M. Moreover, the Hemin/SnO2-Metglas displayed a rapid response (30 s) to H2O2 and exhibits good stability, reproducibility and selectivity. View Full-Text
Keywords: SnO2; Metglas; hemin; H2O2; cyclic voltammetry; magnetoelastic resonance; sensor SnO2; Metglas; hemin; H2O2; cyclic voltammetry; magnetoelastic resonance; sensor

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Samourgkanidis, G.; Nikolaou, P.; Gkovosdis-Louvaris, A.; Sakellis, E.; Blana, I.M.; Topoglidis, E. Hemin-Modified SnO2/Metglas Electrodes for the Simultaneous Electrochemical and Magnetoelastic Sensing of H2O2. Coatings 2018, 8, 284.

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