Cobalt hexacyanoferrate (CoHCF) was electrodeposited into an organically modified silica (ormosil) film with a nanoarray of parallel, cylindrical channels, which were obtained using 20-nm poly(styrene sulfonate), PSS, eads as a templating agent. The PSS was bound to the electrode surface with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane, APTES. Methoxytrimethylsilane was the ormosil precursor. Electrochemically assisted processing at a positive potential where the hydrogen ion catalyst was generated was used to deposit the ormosil film. Subsequently, the PSS and APTES were removed to provide the pores. The CoHCF was deposited in the 20-nm channels by cyclic voltammetry of a freshly prepared K3Fe(CN)6, CoCl2 mixture with 1.0 mol dm−3 KCl as the supporting electrolyte. Limiting the number of electrodeposition cycles to 10–20 resulted in CoHCF nanorods in the pores, whereas with 50 cycles bulk-form CoHCF spilled over the outer ormosil surface. Electrocatalytic oxidation of cysteine was successfully performed on these nanorod arrays, which showed greater catalytic activity than bulk-form CoHCF.
|Titolo:||Deposition and characterization of a CoHCF nanorod array in a templated ormosil film on an electrode and application to electrocatalysis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
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