Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 37(2), 337 (2021).

A Cobalt-Nickel Metal-Alloy Thin-Film Sensor for Hydrogen-Phosphate Ion
Hideyasu NAKAMURA, Satoko TAKASE, and Youichi SHIMIZU
Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Sensui-cho, Tobata, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 804-8550, Japan
Cobalt-nickel alloy thin-films were prepared by electrodepositing on Au-coated Al2O3 substrate from aqueous solutions of metal-salts, and applied as a potentiometric hydrogen-phosphate ion sensor. A doping of 20 mol% nickel in cobalt contributed to enhancing hydrogen-phosphate ion sensing performances, i.e., the sensing range and response time were drastically improved. The Co80Ni20 thin-film electrode showed good potentiometric response to hydrogen-phosphate ion between 1.0 × 10−5 and 1.0 × 10−3 M with a slope of –59 mV/decade and high anion selectivity. The 90% response time to 1 mM H2PO4 was as short as 15 s at pH 5.0, 30°C. A mixed potential sensing mechanism could be proposed on the basis of the results.