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Sensors 2002, 2(2), 41-49; doi:10.3390/s20200041

Studies on the Electrochemical Behaviour of Hydroquinone at L-cysteine Self-Assembled Monolayers Modified Gold Electrode

College of Chemistry and Material Science, Hubei University, 430062, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China
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Received: 7 January 2002 / Accepted: 21 January 2002 / Published: 4 February 2002
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Abstract

L-Cysteine is combined onto gold electrode to form a self-assembled monolayers modified electrode (L-Cys/Au SAMs) by taking advantage of strong sulfur-gold interaction. ATR-FTIR, SEM, cyclic voltammetry (CV) and impedance were used for the characterization of the film. It shows excellent stability upon voltametric scanning and a good voltametric response towards hydroquinone with the potential ranged from 0.8 to –0.2 V (vs.SCE) in 0.5M HAc-NaAc buffer solution (pH 4.8). The oxidation potential of hydroquinone on the modified electrode shifted negatively about 330 mV as compared with the bare gold electrode. The plot of catalytic current vs.its concentration has a good linear relation in the range of 2.0×10-6~2.0×10-4M with the correlation coefficient of 0.9986 and the detection limit of 4.0×10-7M by different pulse voltammetry (DPV). Mechanism for the electrocatalytical process has been studied.
Keywords: Self-assembled monolayers; ATR-FTIR; SEM; L-cysteine; Hydroquinone Self-assembled monolayers; ATR-FTIR; SEM; L-cysteine; Hydroquinone
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Wang, S.; Du, D. Studies on the Electrochemical Behaviour of Hydroquinone at L-cysteine Self-Assembled Monolayers Modified Gold Electrode. Sensors 2002, 2, 41-49.

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