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Autori: S. Lupu, F.Parenti, L.Pigani, R.Seeber, C.Zanardi
Editorial: Electroanalysis, 15 (8), p.715-725, 2003.
Poly[4,4′-bis(butylsulfanyl)-2,2′-bithiophene] modified conventional-size and (ultra)microelectrodes are first investigated in acetonitrile and quasi-neutral aqueous solution with respect to the repeatability of the responses obtained both in cyclic voltammetry and in differential pulse voltammetry. The reactivity towards ferrocene and hydroquinone, chosen as benchmark oxidizable substances in the two media, respectively, is considered. Comparison is made with the behavior of poly(3-methylthiophene) as electrode coating, which is one of the most commonly used redox mediators in amperometric sensors based on coatings consisting of conducting polymers. The results confirm the appealing properties of poly[4,4′-bis(butylsulfanyl)-2,2′-bithiophene], previously evidenced by us in different electrochemical studies: it exhibits particularly high stability and the characteristics of the current/potential curves obtained make it particularly suitable for analytical purposes. After performing these tests, the quantitative determination of dopamine by modified microelectrode is examined and the simultaneous voltammetric determination of ascorbic acid and dopamine is considered. The possibility of working profitably with a microelectrode at very low buffer-supporting electrolyte concentration is ascertained.
Cuvinte cheie: Modified electrode, Microelectrode, Conducting polymer, Poly[4,4'-bis (butylsulfanyl)-2,2'-bithiophene],