TITLE

Glassy carbon electrodes modified by multiwalled carbon nanotubes and poly(neutral red): A comparative study of different brands and application to electrocatalytic ascorbate determination

AUTHOR(S)
Carvalho, Ricardo C.; Gouveia-Caridade, Carla; Brett, Christopher M. A.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Oct2010, Vol. 398 Issue 4, p1675
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The electrochemical behaviour of glassy carbon electrodes coated with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) from three different sources and with different loadings has been compared, with a view to sensor applications. Additionally, poly(neutral red) (PNR) was electrosynthesised by potential cycling on bare glassy carbon and on MWCNT-modified glassy carbon electrodes, and characterised by cyclic voltammetry and scanning electron microscopy. Well-defined voltammetric responses were observed for hexacyanoferrate (II) oxidation with differences between the MWCNT types as well as from loading. The MWCNT and PNR/MWCNT-modified electrodes were applied to the oxidative determination of ascorbate, the electrocatalytic effects observed varying according to the type of nanotubes. Comparison was made with electrodes surface-modified by graphite powder. All modified electrode configurations with and without PNR were successfully employed for ascorbate oxidation at +0.05 V vs saturated calomel electrode with detection limits down to 4 μM; good operational stability and storage stability were also obtained.
ACCESSION #
53840422

 

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