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Highly selective and sensitive determination of dopamine using a Nafion/carbon nanotubes coated poly(3-methylthiophene) modified electrode

Wang, Huai-Sheng and Li, Tian-Hua and Jia, Wen-Li and Xu, Hong-Yan (2006) Highly selective and sensitive determination of dopamine using a Nafion/carbon nanotubes coated poly(3-methylthiophene) modified electrode. BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS, 22 (5). pp. 664-669.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2006.02.007

Abstract

A poly(3-methylthiophene) modified glassy carbon electrode coated with Nation/single-walled carbon nanotubes film was fabricated and used for highly selective and sensitive determination of dopamine. The hybrid film surface of the modified electrode was characterized by scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) and the results indicated that the carbon nanotubes were dispersed uniformly on the conductive polymer. The experimental results suggest that the hybrid film modified electrode combining the advantages of poly (3-methylthiophene), carbon nanotubes with Nafion exhibits dramatic electrocatalytic effect on the oxidation of dopamine (DA) and results in a marked enhancement of the current response. In 0.1 M phosphate buffer solution (PBS) of pH 7.0, the differential pulse voltammetric (DPV) peak heights are linear with DA concentration in three intervals, viz. 0.020-0.10 mu M, 0.10-1.0 mu M and 1.0-6.0 mu M, with correlation coefficients of 0.9993, 0.9996 and 0.9993, respectively. The detection limit of 5.0 nM DA could be estimated (S/N = 3). Moreover, the interferences of ascorbic acid (AA) and uric acid (UC) are effectively diminished. This hybrid film modified electrode can be applied to the determination of DA contents in dopamine hydrochloride injection and human serum. These attractive features provide a potential application for either in vitro measurement of DA in the presence of excess AA and UA or as detectors in flow injection analysis (FIA) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:dopamine; poly(3-methylthiophene); conducting polymer; single-walled carbon nanotubes; Nafion
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nano objects
ID Code:3694
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:22 Jan 2009 12:11
Last Modified:29 Jan 2009 12:05

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