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Hydrogen Peroxide Electrochemical Sensor

Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A zinc oxide-carbon nanotube composite was fabricated that is both selective and sensitive for the electrochemical detection of hydrogen peroxide. A biomarker in cancer, cardiovascular disease, food spoilage, and certain enzymatic reactions, hydrogen peroxide detection is maximized. Sensitivity and selectivity is comparable to but less expensive than precious metals

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Hydrogen peroxide is a common biomarker of a host of biochemical reactions. The ZnO/carbon nanotube electrochemical sensor has been optimized to detect this compound in a electrochemical region that is free of other signals. The materials are inexpensive and method easy to use.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 611

Website: www.mtsu.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: n/a

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners