Pt nanoparticles supported on nitrogen-doped porous graphene for sensitive detection of Tadalafil
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Graphene (GR) is one of the most promising candidates for utilization in the electroanalytical field because of its superior electrocatalytic activity, excellent electronic conductivity, and high chemical stability. However, the GR sheets usually tend to stack together with p-p interaction. The spontaneous stacking leads to the aggregation of the GR sheets and imposes a negative feedback in the surface area of the GR, which obviously limits its electrochemical application. In this study, nitrogen-doped porous GR (NPGR) with different pore sizes is prepared by using silica (SiO2) as a template. The NPGR exhibits high surface area and porous structure, fulfilling the requirement for supporting materials. Being a support, the structural uniqueness and N dopants of NPGR facilitate the deposition of Pt nanoparticles (Pt NPs). The Pt NPs/NPGR composites integrate the structural properties of NPGR and catalytic properties of Pt NPs. A selective and sensitive electrochemical sensor was successfully developed for sensitive determination of Tadalafil (TAD), showing a concentration range of 1.30–488.9 µM and limit of detection of 0.268 µM.