An Electrochemical Dopamine Sensor Based on the ZnO/CuO Nanohybrid Structures
2014 (English)In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ISSN 1533-4880, Vol. 14, no 9, 6646-6652 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The selective detection of dopamine (DA) is of great importance in the modern medicine because dopamine is one of the main regulators in human behaviour. In this study, ZnO/CuO nanohybrid structures, grown on the gold coated glass substrate, have been investigated as a novel electrode material for the electrochemical detection of dopamine. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques were used for the material characterization and the obtained results are in good agreement. The selective determination of dopamine was demonstrated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and amperometric experiments. The amperometric response was linear for dopamine concentrations between 1.0 x 10(-3) and 8.0 mM with a sensitivity of 90.9 mu A mM(-1) cm(-2). The proposed dopamine biosensor is very stable, selective over common interferents as glucose, uric acid and ascorbic acid, and also good reproducibility was observed for seven electrodes. Moreover, the dopamine sensor exhibited a fast response time of less than 10 s. The wide range and acceptable sensitivity of the presented dopamine sensor provide the possible application in analysing the dopamine from the real samples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Scientific Publishers, 2014. Vol. 14, no 9, 6646-6652 p.
Dopamine; ZnO/CuO Nanohybrid Structures; Cyclic Voltammetry; Amperometry
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-107432DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2014.9367ISI: 000335873900020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-107432DiVA: diva2:724354