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Highly selective detection of Epinephrine at oxidized Single-Wall Carbon Nanohorns modified Screen Printed Electrodes (SPEs)

  • Autori: Valentini, F.; Ciambella, E.; Conte, V.; Sabatini, L.; Ditaranto, N.; Cataldo, F.; Palleschi, G.; Bonchio, M.; Giacalone, F.; Syrgiannis, Z.; Prato, M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Oxidized Single-Wall Carbon Nanohorns (o-SWCNHs) were used, for the first time, to assemble chemically modified Screen Printed Electrodes (SPEs) selective towards the electrochemical detection of Epinephrine (Ep), in the presence of Serotonine-5-HT (S-5HT), Dopamine (DA), Nor-Epineprhine (Nor-Ep), Ascorbic Acid (AA), Acetaminophen (Ac) and Uric Acid (UA). The Ep neurotransmitter was detected by using Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV), in a wide linear range of concentration (2–2500 μM) with high sensitivity (55.77 A M−1 cm−2), very good reproducibility (RSD% ranging from 2 to 10 for different SPEs), short response time for each measurement (only 2 s) and low detection of limit (LOD=0.1 μM). o-SWCNHs resulted in higher analytical performances when compared with other nanomaterials used in literature for electrochemical sensors assembly.