An Enzyme-Free H2O2 Sensor Based On Poly(2-Aminophenylbenzimidazole)/Gold Nanoparticles Coated Pencil Graphite Electrode
Teker, Mine Sen
Pekmez, Nuran Ozcicek
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A poly(2-aminophenylbenzimidazole)/gold nanoparticles (P2AB/AuNPs) coated disposable pencil graphite electrode (PGE) was fabricated as an enzyme-free sensor for the H2O2 determination. P2AB/AuNPs and P2AB were successfully synthesized electrochemically on PGE in acetonitrile for the first time. The coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and UV-Vis spectroscopy. AuNPs interacted with P2AB as carrier enhances the electrocatalytic activity towards reduction of H2O2. The analytical performance was evaluated in a 100 mM phosphate buffer solution at pH 6.5 by amperometry. The steady state current vs. H2O2 concentration is linear in the range of 0.06 to 100 mM (R-2=0.992) with a limit of detection 3.67x10(-5) M at -0.8 V vs. SCE and no interference is caused by ascorbic acid, dopamine, uric acid, and glucose. The examination for the sensitive determination of H2O2 was conducted in commercially available hair oxidant solution. The results demonstrate that P2AB/AuNPs/PGE has potential applications as a sensing material for quantitative determination of H2O2.