Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 1510–1514 | Cite as

Titanate nanotubes: preparation, characterization, and application in the detection of dopamine

  • Liling Niu
  • Mingwang Shao
  • Sheng Wang
  • Lei Lu
  • Huazhong Gao
  • Jun Wang


Titanate nanotubes were successfully synthesized via a hydrothermal process with the assistance of surfactant. These nanotubes with average length of several hundred nanometers and diameter of 10 nm were employed to modify glass carbon electrode and measure dopamine via electrochemistry method. The experiments showed ideal reversibility in cyclic voltammetry, which might be due to the decrease of the overvoltage of the electrode and increase of electron transference. The results illustrated the potential application in the detection of dopamine.


Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Glass Carbon Electrode Surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Titanate Nanotubes Redox Peak Current 



Financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20571001), the Education Department (No. 2006KJ006TD) of Anhui Province and Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation (070414185) are appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liling Niu
    • 1
  • Mingwang Shao
    • 1
  • Sheng Wang
    • 1
  • Lei Lu
    • 1
  • Huazhong Gao
    • 1
  • Jun Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, and College of Chemistry and Materials ScienceAnhui Normal UniversityWuhuP.R. China

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