A benzimidazole/benzothiazole-based electrochemical chemosensor for nanomolar detection of guanine

Hemant Sharma, Narinder Singh, Doo Ok Jang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)


The electrochemical detection of guanine was accomplished using benzimidazole/benzothiazole-based imine-linked Co(iii) complexes 2, 4 and 6 with platinum electrodes. Linear sweep voltammetry (LSV), differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) were the major analytical techniques used to explore the recognition behavior of the complexes. The detection limit, linear range of detection and sensitivity for complex 2 (16.6 nM, 3.5-10 μM and 4.01 μA μM-1 cm2), complex 4 (13.4 nM, 5.0-120 μM and 3.18 μA μM-1 cm2) and complex 6 (11.3 nM, 2.5-100 μM and 2.0 μA μM-1 cm2) were calculated. Advantages of this methodology include simplicity, an unmodified electrode, high sensitivity and reproducibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6962-6969
Number of pages8
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

Cite this