Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 36(11), 1359 (2020).

Novel Potentiometric Screen-printed Carbon Electrodes for Bisphenol S Detection in Commercial Plastic Samples
Hisham S. M. ABD-RABBOH*,** and Ayman H. KAMEL**
*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, Abha 61413, Saudi Arabia
**Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia 11566, Cairo, Egypt
Novel miniaturized poly(vinyl chloride) matrix membrane sensors based on screen-printed carbon electrodes and responsive to bisphenol S (BPS) were formulated. Polymeric membranes are based on an ion-pair complex of BPS anion with an Aliquat 336S counter cation. A solid conductive contact of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) was used on screen-printed carbon platforms. After drop-casting and drying of the MWCNTs on a carbonaceous substrate, it was coated with a layer of polymeric poly(vinyl chloride) PVC sensing membrane containing the recognition complex. Prepared electrodes revealed a near-Nernstian response towards BPS with a –28.2 ± 0.8 mV/decade anionic slope, 0.02 μg/mL detection limit and 2.5 × 10−7 – 1.0 × 10−3 M concentration range (r2 = –0.9994). Signals were recorded in a 30 mM HCO3/CO32− buffer, pH 10, with fast response times <10 s. A suggested sensing system was effectively applied in the quantitative determination of diminished BPS levels released from plastic bottle samples, and obtained results were statistically assessed against a chromatographic HPLC independent reference method.