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Effects of sonochemical approach and induced contraction of core–shell bismuth sulfide/graphitic carbon nitride as an efficient electrode materials for electrocatalytic detection of antibiotic drug in foodstuffs

  • Govindasamy, Mani1
  • Wang, Sea-Fue1
  • Almahri, Albandary2
  • Rajaji, U.3
  • 1 Department of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, NTUT, No. 1, Sec. 3, Chung-Hsiao East Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan, ROC
  • 2 General Courses Unit, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, King Khalid University, Dhahran Aljanoub, Saudi Arabia
  • 3 Department of Chemistry, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620017, India
Published Article
Ultrasonics sonochemistry
Publication Date
Dec 24, 2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2020.105445
PMID: 33418401
PMCID: PMC7803933
PubMed Central
  • Original Research Article


Ultrasonic-enhanced surface-active bismuth trisulfide based core–shell nanomaterials were developed and used as an efficient modified electrode material to construct a highly sensitive antibiotic sensor. The core–shell [email protected] electrode material was directly synthesized by in-situ growth of GCN on Bi2S3 to form core–shell like nanostar (Ti-horn, 30 kHz, and 70 W/cm2). The electrocatalyst of [email protected] nanocomposites was efficaciously broadened towards electrochemical applications. As synthesized [email protected] promoted the catalytic ability and electrons of GCN to transfer to Bi2S3. The single-crystalline GCN layers were uniformly grown on the surface of the Bi2S3 nanostars. Under the optimal conditions of electrochemical analysis, the CPL sensor exhibited responses directly proportional to concentrations (toxic chemical) over a range of 0.02–374.4 μM, with a nanomolar detection limit of 1.2 nM (signal-to-noise ratio S/N = 3). In addition, the modified sensor has exhibited outstanding selectivity under high concentrations of interfering chemicals and biomolecules. The satisfactory CPL recoveries in milk product illustrated the credible real-time application of the proposed [email protected] sensors for real samples, indicating promising potential in food safety department and control. Additionally, the proposed electrochemical antibiotic sensor exhibited outstanding performance of anti-interfering ability, high stability and reproducibility.

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