Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 663–668 | Cite as

Electrochemical fabrication of Rh–Pd particles and electrocatalytic applications

  • Muniyandi Rajkumar
  • Soundappan Thiagarajan
  • Shen-Ming Chen
Original Paper


Electrochemical deposition method was employed for the fabrication of rhodium–palladium (Rh–Pd) particles on the glassy carbon electrode (GCE) and indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode surface. Surface morphological analysis of Rh–Pd film has been carried out using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Here, the electrodeposited Rh–Pd particles were found in the average size range of 30–200 nm. The electrochemical activities of the Rh–Pd film have been investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopic (EIS) analysis. The Rh–Pd particles-modified GCE successfully detects the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (in pH 7.0 phosphate buffer solution (PBS)) in the linear range in the lab (10–460 μM) and real samples (10–340 μM). The Rh–Pd particles-modified GCE possesses the good sensitivity and selectivity for the detection of H2O2 in lab and real samples.


Rh–Pd particles Cyclic voltammetry Amperometry Hydrogen peroxide 



This work was supported by National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan (ROC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muniyandi Rajkumar
    • 1
  • Soundappan Thiagarajan
    • 1
  • Shen-Ming Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Electroanalysis and Bioelectrochemistry Lab, Department of Chemical Engineering and BiotechnologyNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipei 106Taiwan, ROC

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