Poly(acridine orange)-modified glassy carbon electrodes: electrosynthesis, characterisation and sensor application with uric acid

KUL D., Dogan-Topal B., Ozkan S. A., Uslu B.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY, vol.44, no.7, pp.831-840, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10800-014-0691-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.831-840
  • Keywords: Acridine orange, Electropolymerisation, Cyclic voltammetry, Differential pulse voltammetry, Amperometry, Uric acid determination, SIMULTANEOUS ELECTROCHEMICAL DETERMINATION, FILM-MODIFIED ELECTRODE, ASCORBIC-ACID, ACRIDINE-ORANGE, THIN-FILM, DOPAMINE, BIOSENSOR, BLUE), CAFFEINE, BEHAVIOR
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Poly(acridine orange) was electropolymerised on glassy carbon electrodes by potential cycling in phosphate buffer solution at pH 5.5, 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0. Electrochemical behaviour of the modified electrodes was studied by cyclic voltammetry in phosphate buffer solution at various pHs and found that the best polymer film formation was obtained at pH 5.5. Quantitative determination of uric acid was achieved by cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and fixed-potential amperometry in phosphate buffer solution at pH 5.5. Anodic peak currents were linearly proportional to concentration of uric acid in the range 1-75 A mu M for cyclic voltammetry, 0.4-75 A mu M for DPV and 0.04-5.3 A mu M for amperometry. Detection limits were 3.7 x 10(-1), 9.7 x 10(-2) and 9.5 x 10(-3) A mu M for cyclic voltammetry, DPV and amperometry, respectively. The modified electrodes exhibited good sensitivity, wide linear range and good stability. There is no interference from substances commonly present in natural samples.