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Biosens Bioelectron. 2010 Jun 15;25(10):2366-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2010.02.031. Epub 2010 Mar 4.

Electrochemical detection of dopamine in the presence of ascorbic acid using graphene modified electrodes.

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Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Dopamine plays a significant role in the function of human metabolism. It is important to develop sensitive sensor for the determination of dopamine without the interference by ascorbic acid. This paper reports the synthesis of graphene using a modified Hummer's method and its application for the electrochemical detection of dopamine. Electrochemical measurements were performed at glassy carbon electrode modified with graphene via drop-casting method. Cyclic voltammogram of ferri/ferrocyanide redox couple at graphene modified electrode showed an increased current intensity compared with glassy carbon electrode and graphite modified electrode. The decrease of charge transfer resistance was also analyzed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The capacity of graphene modified electrode for selective detection of dopamine was confirmed in a sufficient amount of ascorbic acid (1 mM). The observed linear range for the determination of dopamine concentration was from 4 microM to 100 microM. The detection limit was estimated to be 2.64 microM.

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20307965
DOI:
10.1016/j.bios.2010.02.031
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