Electrochemical methods have been deemed effective strategies for the detection of dye additive sunset yellow (SY) owing to their low cost, good stability, and high sensitivity. However, the application of the existing sensors with single electrical signal response is limited by their inadequate sensitivity and large background interference. Herein, a ratiometric electrochemical strategy with a dual signal was developed to detect SY. The strategy had an intrinsic built-in correction to the effects from the system, and thus reduced the influence of environmental change. 3D polyethyleneimine functionalized reduced graphene oxide [email protected] nanoparticles/SH- β -cyclodextrin ([email protected]/SH- β -CD) was used as the sensing material due to its 3D macroporous microstructure with high specific surface area and excellent electronic conductivity. Guest molecule methylene blue (MB) was chosen as a probe molecule, which formed an inclusion host–guest complex with a SH- β …

Published in: "Nanotechnology".