Electroless Deposition of Silver Nanoparticles on Graphene Oxide Surface and Its Applications for the Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide

Jun Zhu, Keunsoo Kim, Zhenxian Liu, Huan Feng, Shifeng Hou

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A new process to decorate graphene oxide (GO) with silver nanoparticles was developed through electroless deposition technique, which was performed by treating GO with Sn2+ first and then with Ag+. Silver nanoparticles-GO (AgNPs-GO) nanocomposites were prepared by this technique. The process was monitored using UV-vis spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The electrochemical behaviour of AgNPs-GO modified glassy carbon electrode was investigated by cyclic voltammetry. The potential application of this technique for hydrogen peroxide detection was tested with a range from 10μM to 20mM with a detection limit of 0.5μM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2513-2519
Number of pages7
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014



  • Electroless metal deposition
  • Graphene oxide
  • HO sensor
  • Silver nanoparticles

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