Phosphomolybdate-doped-poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) coated gold nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization and electrocatalytic reduction of bromate

Syeda Hassan, Yuping Liu, Siraj Sirajuddin, Amber Solangi, Alan Maxwell Bond, Jie Zhang

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Phosphomolybdate, H3PMo12O40, (PMo12)-doped-poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) coated gold nanoparticles have been synthesized in aqueous solution by reduction of AuCl4 using hydroxymethyl EDOT as a reducing agent in the presence of polystyrene sulfonate and PMo12. The resulting PMo12-doped-PEDOT stabilized Au nanoparticles are water soluble and have been characterized by UV–visible spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electrochemistry. Glassy carbon electrodes modified with these Au nanoparticles show excellent stability and catalytic activity towards the reduction of bromate in an aqueous electrolyte solution containing 10 mM H2SO4 and 0.1 M Na2SO4.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41 - 46
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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