Electrocatalytic oxidation of urea by nanostructured nickel/cobalt hydroxide electrodes
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- Jan 01, 2008
- Biblioteca Digital da Produção Intelectual da Universidade de São Paulo (BDPI USP)
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The present paper describes the catalytic oxidation of urea performed by nickel hydroxide and nickel/cobalt hydroxide modified electrodes by using both electrodeposited films and nanoparticles. The incorporation of Co foreign atoms leads to a slight increase in sensitivity besides the shift in redox process, avoiding the oxygen reaction. Nanostructured Ni80Co20(OH)(2) was synthesized by sonochemical route producing 5 nm diameter particles characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) being immobilized onto electrode by using the electrostatic Layer-by-layer technique, yielding attractive modified electrodes for sensor development. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.