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Determination of Fenitrothion in environmental samples using a glassy carbon electrode modified with single-wall carbon nanohorns and zein

Grant number: 17/24618-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2018
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Bruno Campos Janegitz
Grantee:Marina Paes Machado Itkes
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Araras , SP, Brazil


Carbon nanohorns (SWCNH) are considered promising materials, because they do not present toxicity and they have good electrical conduction. Those types of materials have become interesting for blossoming highly sensitive electrochemical sensors and biosensors. It is known that zein (ZE) is a prolamin, one type of protein that is located in the maize. Even though, it does not reveal good solubility in water and toxicity. It has been used in the production of flexible and porous films. Every day, a lot of tons of pesticides are discarded in the environment. In this context, fenitrothion (FT) is an insecticide that is widely used in rice, cereals, fruits and stored grains and acts by inhibiting the enzyme cholinesterase. In this work, we propose the development of a new electrochemical sensor using the glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with SWCNH and ZE, for voltammetric determination of FT in environmental samples. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ITKES, MARINA P. M.; DE OLIVEIRA, GEISER G.; SILVA, TIAGO ALMEIDA; FATIBELLO-FILHO, ORLANDO; JANEGITZ, BRUNO C.. Voltammetric sensing of fenitrothion in natural water and orange juice samples using a single-walled carbon nanohorns and zein modified sensor. JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, v. 840, p. 21-26, . (17/21898-6, 17/24618-4, 11/13312-5)

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