Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 37(9), 1309 (2021).

Electrochemiluminescence of Tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II)/Tri-n-propylamine with an Electric Contactless Power Transfer System
Fumiki TAKAHASHI, Ryutaro TANAKA, Yuta ARAI, Hirosuke TATSUMI, and Jiye JIN
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621, Japan
An electrochemiluminescence (ECL) analytical device was developed using an electric contactless power transfer system. A mutually induced electromotive voltage was generated by wrapping an enameled wire around a commercial contactless charger. There was no electrical contact between the power supply and the electrochemical cell. For the tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) (Ru(bpy)32+)/tri-n-propylamine system, a weak ECL signal was observed. When an inexpensive rectifier diode was introduced between the coil and the working electrode, the ECL intensity detection sensitivity increased by more than 100 times. The relationship between the waveform of the applied voltage and the ECL response was clarified, and the optimum conditions were determined. The intensity of the induced electromotive voltage was easily controlled by changing the number of turns in the coil. The proposed method is a safe, simple, and inexpensive technique without electrical contact.