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|Title:||Copper phthalocyanine modified Sio2/c electrode as a biomimetic electrocatalyst for 4-aminophenol in the development of an amperometric sensor|
Khan, Umar Saeed
Kubota, Lauro Tatsuo
|Abstract:||A selective, simple, and low cost method for 4-aminophenol (4-APh) determination was developed using the mesoporous carbon ceramic SiO2/50 wt% C (S-BET = 170 m(2) g(-1)), composite was prepared by the sol-gel method. The material was fabricated to use as matrix to support copper phthalocyanine (CuPc), prepared in situ on their surface, to assure homogeneous dispersion of the electrocatalyst complex in the pores of the matrix. The pressed disk electrodes made of SiO2/C/CuPc was tested as amperometric sensors for 4-APh. Under the optimized conditions, at -75 mV vs. SCE in 0.06 mol dm(-3) Britton-Robinson buffer (BRB) solution (pH 7.0) containing 250 mu mol dm(-3) of H2O2, a linear response range for 4APh from 5 up to 230 mu mol dm(-3) was obtained with a sensitivity of 123 nA dm(-3) mu mol(-1) cm(-2) and the limit of detection LOD was 2 (+/- 0.002) nmol dm(-3). The prepared sensors present a stable response during successive determinations. The repeatability, evaluated in terms of relative standard deviation of 3% for n = 10 and mu mol dm(-3) 4-APh. The response time was 1 s and life time 12 months. Finally, the sensor was tested to determine 4-APh in the sample, and gives very good results for its determination. The presence of other phenols like 2-aminophenol, hydroquinone, catechol, cysteine and resorcinol did not show any interference in the detection of 4-APh on this electrode, even in the same concentration with the 4-APh|
|Editor:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Appears in Collections:||IQ - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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