TITLE

Simultaneous determination of hydroquinone and catechol using a glassy carbon electrode modified with gold nanoparticles, ZnS/NiS@ZnS quantum dots and L-cysteine

AUTHOR(S)
Wang, Yong; Qu, Jianhang; Li, Shufang; Dong, Ying; Qu, Jianying
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
Microchimica Acta;Oct2015, Vol. 182 Issue 13/14, p2277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We describe an electrochemical sensor for simultaneous determination of hydroquinone (HQ) and catechol (CC). A glassy carbon electrode (GCE) was modified with gold nanoparticles, L-cysteine, and ZnS/NiS@ZnS quantum dots using a layer-by-layer technique. The materials were characterized by X-ray diffractometry, field emission scanning electron microscopy, and electrochemical impedance and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry revealed this modified GCE to represent a highly sensitive sensor for the simultaneous determination of HQ and CC. The anodic peak current for HQ at a working voltage of 80 mV (vs. Ag/AgCl) is related to its concentration in the 0.1 to 300 μM range (even in the presence of 0.1 mM of CC). The anodic peak current for CC at a working voltage of 184 mV is related to its concentration in the 0.5 to 400 μM range (even in the presence of 0.1 mM of HQ). The detection limits (at an S/N ratio of 3) are 24 and 71 nM for HQ and CC, respectively. The modified GCE was successfully applied to the determination of HQ and CC in aqueous solutions and gave satisfactory results. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
ACCESSION #
109441008

 

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