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Silver-functionalized carbon nanofiber composite electrodes for ibuprofen detection

Florica Manea1*, Sorina Motoc1, Aniela Pop1, Adriana Remes1 and Joop Schoonman2

Author Affiliations

1 Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Timisoara, 300006, Romania

2 Department ChemE, Delft University of Technology, Delft, 2600 AA, The Netherlands

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:331  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-331

Published: 21 June 2012


The aim of this study is to prepare and characterize two types of silver-functionalized carbon nanofiber (CNF) composite electrodes, i.e., silver-decorated CNF-epoxy and silver-modified natural zeolite-CNF-epoxy composite electrodes suitable for ibuprofen detection in aqueous solution. Ag carbon nanotube composite electrode exhibited the best electroanalytical parameters through applying preconcentration/differential-pulsed voltammetry scheme.

Carbon nanofiber composite electrodes; Silver particles; Electrochemical determination; Ibuprofen