Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 503–512 | Cite as

One-pot synthesis of copper nanoparticles on glass: applications for non-enzymatic glucose detection and catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol

  • Hemraj Mahipati Yadav
  • Jae-Joon LeeEmail author
Original Paper


Thin film of metallic Cu nanoparticles was synthesized by a one-pot chemical reduction method at ambient temperature. Cu(II) acetate monohydrate and hydrazine monohydrate were used as precursor and reducing agent without additional surfactants to form uniform layer of Cu nanoparticle layer on a glass substrate (Cu/G). The XRD and the effectiveness of the electrocatalytic and catalytic properties of the Cu/G have been applied for an amperometric detection of glucose and for the chemical reduction of 4-nitrophenol. The former exhibited the detection limit as low as 2.47 μM with a linear range of 0.01–0.2 mM, while the latter showed the efficient catalytic activity with a high rate constant of 0.503/min. The current method suggested in this work might be useful for the fabrication of glass-based Cu nanoparticles electrodes for industrial and biomedical applications.


Copper nanoparticles Electrochemical sensor Hydrogenation reaction Glucose 4-Nitrophenol 


Funding information

This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2015M1A2A2054996, NRF-2016R1A2B2012061). It was also supported by the Technology Development Program to Solve Climate Changes of the National Research Foundation (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (NRF-2016M1A2A2940912). This work was also supported by the Dongguk University Research Fund of 2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Photoenergy Harvesting & Conversion Technology (phct), Department of Energy and Materials EngineeringDongguk UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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