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Manufacture and evaluation of carbon nanotube modified screen-printed electrodes as electrochemical tools

Fanjul-Bolado, Pablo and Queipo, Paula and Jose Lamas-Ardisana, Pedro and Costa-Garcia, Agustifn (2007) Manufacture and evaluation of carbon nanotube modified screen-printed electrodes as electrochemical tools. TALANTA, 74 (3). pp. 427-433.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2007.07.035

Abstract

Carboxylated multimalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT-COOH) dissolved in a mixture of DMF:water were used to modify the surfaces of commercially available screen-printed electrodes (SPEs). The morphology of the MWCNT-COOH and the modified SPEs was characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively. SEM analysis showed a porous structure formed by a film of disordered nanotubes on the surface of the working electrode. The modification procedure with MWCNT-COOH was optimised and it was applied to unify the electrochemical behaviour of different gold and carbon SPEs by using p-aminophenol as the benchmark redox system. The analytical advantages of the MWCNT-COOH-modified SPEs as voltammetric and amperometric detectors as well as their catalytic properties were discussed through the analysis, for instance, of dopamine and hydrogen peroxide. Experimental results show that the electrochemical active area of the nanotube-modified electrode increased around 50%. The repeatability of the modification methodology is around 6% (R.S.D.) and the stability of MWCNT-COOH-modified SPEs is ensured for, at least, 2 months. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:multiwalled carbon nanotubes; screen-printed electrodes; cyclic voltammetry; amperometric detection; flow injection analysis
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Physical Science > Nano objects
Technology > Manufacturing processes for nanotechnology
ID Code:531
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:20 Jan 2009 16:48
Last Modified:29 Jan 2009 14:39

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