Electrochemical detection and quantification of catechol based on a simple and sensitive poly(riboflavin) modified carbon nanotube paste electrode

N. Hareesha, J. G. Manjunatha, Ammar M. Tighezza, Munirah D. Albaqami, Mika Sillanpää

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Abstract

In the present research work, selective and sensitive catechol (CT) detection and quantification were shown in the presence of resorcinol (RS) in 0.2 M phosphate buffer (PB) solution by preparing a low-cost, simple, and green carbon nanotube paste electrode (CNTPE) surface activated with electropolymerized riboflavin (PRF). The morphological, conductivity, and electrochemical features of the modified electrode (PRFMCNTPE) and bare carbon nanotube paste electrode (BCNTPE) materials were analyzed using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV), and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The PRF-activated electrode displays outstanding sensitivity, stability, selectivity, reproducibility, and repeatability for the redox feature of CT with improved electrochemical current and declined electrochemical potential compared to BCNTPE. The peak currents of CT are correlated to the different CT concentrations (CV method: 6.0–60.0 μM & DPV method: 0.5–7.0 μM), and the obtained detection limit (DL) and quantification limit (QL) are found to be 0.025 μM and 0.085 μM (CV method) and 0.0039 μM and 0.0132 μM (DPV method), respectively. The prepared PRFMCNTPE material was advantageous for the examination of CT in environmentally important tap water sample as a real-time application.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere14378
JournalHeliyon
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube paste electrode
  • Catechol
  • Electrochemical sensor
  • Poly(Riboflavin)
  • Resorcinol
  • Voltammetry
  • Water sample analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Multidisciplinary

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