Authors:Marek Wojnicki, Magdalena Luty-Błocho, Krzysztof Mech, Justyna Grzonka, Krzysztof Fitzner and Krzysztof Kurzydłowski
A composite material consisting of metallic platinum nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide was successfully obtained in microflow reactor. Moreover, subnanometric platinum particles were observed. Reduced graphene oxide plays an important role as a stabilizing agent for platinum nanoparticles. Reduced graphene oxide coverage and platinum particle size as well as size distribution depend mainly on initial concentration of platinum(IV) ions. High level of reduced graphene oxide coverage by platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) was obtained and is equal to 71%. This in turn effects significantly the mass ratio of reduced graphene oxide to PtNPs which is equal to 49% (w/w). Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis of the obtained materials were performed. Also, catalytic properties of the obtained composite material consisting of PtNPs at reduced graphene oxide surface, towards electrochemical glucose oxidation, were investigated. It was found that the studied materials exhibit high catalytic activity for glucose electro-oxidation process.