Liquid-phase growth of platinum nanoparticles on molybdenum trioxide nanosheets: An enhanced catalyst with intrinsic peroxidase-like catalytic activity

Yixian Wang, Xiao Zhang, Zhimin Luo, Xiao Huang, Chaoliang Tan, Hai Li, Bing Zheng, Bing Li, Ying Huang, Jian Yang, Yun Zong, Yibin Ying, Hua Zhang

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A facile method for the synthesis of metal nanostructure-decorated two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor nanosheets was developed. The solution-processable molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) nanosheet was used as a template for direct liquid-phase growth of platinum nanoparticles (Pt NPs) under ambient conditions. Results show that the Pt NPs with sizes of 1-3 nm were uniformly grown on the MoO3 surface. Importantly, the Pt-MoO3 hybrid nanomaterial exhibits an enhanced peroxidase-like catalytic activity compared to the MoO3 nanosheet, Pt NPs, and their physical mixture under the same conditions. As a proof-of-concept application, the Pt-MoO3 hybrid nanomaterial was used as a high-efficiency peroxidase-mimic for ultrasensitive colorimetric detection of glucose in serum samples. This work provides a promising strategy for design and development of biomimetic catalysts by smart assembly of different dimensional nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12340-12344
Number of pages5
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Science(all)

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