Sensors 2008, 8(12), 8237-8247; doi:10.3390/s8128237
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Eliminating the Interference of Oxygen for Sensing Hydrogen Peroxide with the Polyaniline Modified Electrode

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tunghai University, Taichung 40704, Taiwan
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Received: 19 October 2008; in revised form: 24 November 2008 / Accepted: 10 December 2008 / Published: 12 December 2008
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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Abstract: Polyaniline (PANI) has been shown to possess excellent catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction, however, this molecule may interfere with the electrochemical measurement of other targets when using a polyaniline modified platinum (PANI/Pt) electrode. In this study, we have demonstrated the considerable effects of dissolved oxygen on the sensing of hydrogen peroxide with the PANI/Pt electrode. Accordingly, we proposed a strategy to eliminate the influence of dissolved oxygen with oxygen scavengers. Our results indicated that as an oxygen scavenger sodium thiosulfate was very effective in the removal of dissolved oxygen from the sample solution, and had negligible effect on the quantification of hydrogen peroxide when its applied concentration was below 1 mM.
Keywords: Amperometric electrode; polyaniline; hydrogen peroxide; oxygen scavenger

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Gu, Y.; Chen, C.-C. Eliminating the Interference of Oxygen for Sensing Hydrogen Peroxide with the Polyaniline Modified Electrode. Sensors 2008, 8, 8237-8247.

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Gu Y, Chen C-C. Eliminating the Interference of Oxygen for Sensing Hydrogen Peroxide with the Polyaniline Modified Electrode. Sensors. 2008; 8(12):8237-8247.

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Gu, Yesong; Chen, Chien-Chung. 2008. "Eliminating the Interference of Oxygen for Sensing Hydrogen Peroxide with the Polyaniline Modified Electrode." Sensors 8, no. 12: 8237-8247.

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