Monitoring the interfacial capacitance at self-assembled phosphate monolayers on gold electrodes upon interaction with calcium and magnesium
2002 (English)In: Analytical Chemistry, ISSN 0003-2700, E-ISSN 1520-6882, Vol. 74, no 9, 1979-1985 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy has been used to evaluate the change in interracial capacitance upon calcium and magnesium coordination to a phosphate-modified electrode. The phosphate electrode was prepared via immobilization of phosphorylated, thiol-containing, serine analogues onto gold. Upon subjection to calcium and magnesium, a substantial drop in capacitance was observed. Magnesium displayed the largest influence on the capacitance: a 27% capacitance drop was observed upon introduction of a 1 mM solution of magnesium ions. The lowered capacitance is a result of a change in the potential and charge distribution at the film/electrolyte interface as the cations coordinate to the phosphate groups. Moreover, the relationship between electrode potential and capacitance has been investigated and reveals a significant difference between monovalent and divalent cations. As complementary information, infrared reflection absorption spectra of the phosphorylated monolayer having different counterions are presented. The results reported in this paper indicate that the phosphorylated amino acid analogue monolayers could be used in investigations of the biochemically important coordination of calcium and magnesium to phosphates and phosphorylated amino acids.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington,DC, USA: American Chemical Society (ACS), 2002. Vol. 74, no 9, 1979-1985 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47026DOI: 10.1021/ac015635aISI: 000175358800032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47026DiVA: diva2:267922