Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 36(1), 127 (2020).

A Novel Sensitive Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Electrochemical Sensor Based on a Nickel Hexacyanoferrate/Ni–Al–LDH Modified Gold Electrode
Lei LÜ
Institute of Chemical Technology, Shanxi Normal University, Linfen 041004, P. R. China
A highly sensitive and selective electrochemical sensor has been fabricated by the electrodepositing of nickel hexacyanoferrate (NiHCF) on a Ni–Al layered double hydroxides (Ni–Al–LDH) modified Au electrode for the quantification of doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX). The characterization of synthesized nanomaterials has been conducted by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and electrochemical methods. The synergistic effect of NiHCF and Ni–Al–LDH not only excellently improves the performance of DOX electro-reduction, but also promotes electron transfer between DOX and the NiHCF/Ni–Al–LDH/Au sensor. The differential pulse voltammetric response of the NiHCF/Ni–Al–LDH/Au sensor shows a linear relationship with the concentration of DOX in the range of 1.0 × 10−8 – 6.2 × 10−6 mol L−1, a limit of detection of 1.9 × 10−9 mol L−1 (S/N = 3) and a sensibility of 14.71 A mol L−1 cm−2. The developed sensor exhibits good sensitivity, reproducibility, anti-interference and a long-term stability property. Furthermore, the NiHCF/Ni–Al–LDH/Au sensor has been successfully applied to determine DOX in biological samples and human blood serum samples.