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Nanostructures of Cu2O/CuO hydroxide suitable for the electrochemical determination of glucose are obtained by solid‐state dewetting of CuO layers 6, 8, and 31 nm thin deposited by sputtering onto 240 μm‐thick graphene paper. Solid‐state dewetting in nitrogen produces a partial decomposition of CuO into Cu2O and Cu. X‐ray diffraction patterns reveal the presence of high‐index crystallographic facets, which are reactive and useful toward glucose oxidation to gluconolactone. Typically, morphology studied by scanning electron microscopy reveals faceted nanoparticles with an average size below 200 nm. X‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows that the nanostructure surfaces of Cu2O and metallic copper exposed to natural ambient are promptly reoxidized and hydroxidized to a mixture of CuO and Cu(OH)2. Electrochemical characterization in amperometric mode reveals linear response to glucose …
Publication date: 
13 Aug 2021

Antonino Scandurra, Maria Censabella, Stefano Boscarino, Maria Grazia Grimaldi, Francesco Ruffino, Guglielmo Guido Condorelli, Graziella Malandrino

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Pages: 2100389
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