Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 31(5), 429 (2015).

Amperometric Determination of Ascorbic Acid on an Au Electrode Modified by a Composite Film of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and Superconductive Carbon Black
Xinfei ZHOU,* Kunyun HE,* Yu WANG,* Haitao ZHENG,* and Shin-ichiro SUYE**
*School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin 300387, P. R. China
**Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan
A new composite film-modified electrode was prepared by the electropolymerisation of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and superconductive carbon black (SCB) on a gold electrode. The PEDOT-SCB/Au electrode exhibited excellent ability towards the electrocatalytic oxidation of ascorbic acid, in terms of a 480 mV shift of the oxidation potential in the negative direction, and a dramatically enhanced oxidation current. Under the optimum conditions, the amperometric detection of ascorbic acid provided a wide linear detection range from 1.0 × 10−7 to 8.0 × 10−4 M, and a detection limit of 5.0 × 10−8 M (S/N = 2) as well as good reproducibility and stability.