Table of Contents
ISRN Analytical Chemistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 192698, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/192698
Research Article

Cobalt Hexacyanoferrate-Decorated Titania Nanotube: CoHCF@TNT Modified GCE as an Electron Transfer Mediator for the Determination of Hydrazine in Water Samples

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025, India

Received 6 January 2012; Accepted 8 February 2012

Academic Editors: S. Girousi and A. Taga

Copyright © 2012 S. Jancy Sophia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The cobalt hexacyanoferrate-decorated titania nanotube (CoHCF@TNT) was prepared by dispersing 100 mg of titania nanotube (TNT) to a solution of an equimolar concentration of CoCl2 · 6H2O and K3[Fe(CN)6] containing 0.05 M KCl solution (35 mL). The TNT was synthesized by hydrothermal method using Degussa P-25 TiO2 in 2 M NaOH as reported in the literature. The CoHCF@TNT was isolated and characterized by DRS-UV, FE-SEM, FT-IR, and XRD analysis. The electrochemical behavior of the CoHCF@TNT was carried out in 0.1 M phosphate buffer. The CoHCF@TNT modified system showed an excellent electron transfer mediator for the oxidation of hydrazine at +0.5 V versus Ag wire. The proposed method can be utilized for the amperometry detection of hydrazine from environmental samples. A calibration plot was constructed by plotting the concentration of hydrazine against the peak current. The current response was linear in the ranges of the hydrazine concentration from 5 × 10−4 M to 2.5 × 10−3 M with a slope of 72.8 μAmM−1 and the linear correlation coefficient of 0.9972. The detection limit was found to be 1 × 10−3 M.