3D-printed metal electrodes for electrochemical detection of phenols

Tay Siew Cheng, Muhammad Zafir Mohamad Nasir, Adriano Ambrosi, Martin Pumera

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3D printed metal electrode modified by means of electroplating methodologies was tested and compared with conventional glassy carbon (GC) electrode for the individual and simultaneous electrochemical detection of phenol and p-aminophenol (p-AP) in aqueous solution via cyclic and differential pulse voltammetry. The 3D printed gold-plated electrode produced two distinct oxidation peaks for phenol and p-AP at lower anodic potentials as compared to GC electrode. It also showed improved analytical performance with higher sensitivity for p-AP detection. The fabricated electrode was stable at anodic potentials and the inherent electrochemistry of the electrode did not interfere with the electrochemical signals obtained. Thus, we have demonstrated a potential application of 3D printing technology for detection of phenolic compounds in environmental samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-219
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Materials Today
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec

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Funding Information:
M.P. acknowledges support from Tier 1 (123/16) from Singapore Ministry of Education .

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  • Materials Science(all)


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