The ultrasonic electropolymerization of an 5-[o-(4-bromine amyloxy)phenyl]-10,15,20-triphenylporphrin (o-BrPETPP) film electrode and its electrocatalytic properties to dopamine oxidation in aqueous solution

Fang Ye, Junmin Nan, Lishi Wang, Yan Song, Kuang Bum Kim

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5-[o-(4-Bromine amyloxy)phenyl]-10,15,20-triphenylporphrin (o-BrPETPP) was electropolymerized on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE), and the electrocatalytic properties of the prepared film electrode response to dopamine (DA) oxidation were investigated. A stable o-BrPETPP film was formed on the GCE under ultrasonic irradiation through a potentiodynamic process in 0.1 M H2SO4 between -1.1 V and 2.2 V versus a saturated calomel electrode (SCE) at a scan rate of 0.1 V s-1. The film electrode showed high selectivity for DA in the presence of ascorbic acid (AA) and uric acid (UA), and a 6-fold greater sensitivity to DA than that of the bare GCE. In the 0.05 mol L-1 phosphate buffer (pH 6.0), there was a linear relationship between the oxidation current and the concentration of DA solution in the range of 5 × 10-7 mol L-1 to 3 × 10-5 mol L-1. The electrode had a detection limit of 6.0 × 10-8 mol L-1(S/N = 3) when the differential pulse voltammetric (DPV) method was used. In addition, the charge transfer rate constant k = 0.0703 cm s-1, the transfer coefficient α = 0.709, the electron number involved in the rate determining step nα = 0.952, and the diffusion coefficient Do = 3.54 10-5 cm2 s-1 were determined. The o-BrPETPP film electrode provides high stability, sensitivity, and selectivity for DA oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4156-4160
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1


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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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