FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol.372, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study, reduced graphene oxide (rGO) was prepared using a green ultrasonic microwave assisted method and investigated rGO based non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor for detecting a synthetic fungicide as a propamocarb (PM) pesticide. The rGO-based sensor exhibited rapid response within 1 min, low detection limit of 0.6 mu M and wide linear range of (1-5) mu M with a high sensitivity of 101.1 mu A mu M- 1 cm-2 for PM. Besides this, the sensor detected the propamocarb pesticide on the real cucumber sample with high sensitivity in the concentration range of (1-5) mu M within a 1-minute cycle. The sensor is highly selective against propamocarb pesticide. The prepared non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor exhibited high sensitivity, high selectivity, reproducibility, and rapid response.