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A lab-made screen-printed electrode as a platform to study the effect of the size and functionalization of carbon nanotubes on the voltammetric determination of caffeic acid

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Autor(es):
Araujo, Diele A. G. [1, 2] ; Camargo, Jessica R. [3, 4] ; Pradela-Filho, Lauro A. [1, 2] ; Lima, Ana P. [1] ; Munoz, Rodrigo A. A. [1] ; Takeuchi, Regina M. [1, 2] ; Janegitz, Bruno C. [3, 4] ; Santos, Andre L. [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 8
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Chem, BR-38400902 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Exact & Nat Sci Pontal, BR-38304402 Ituiutaba, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Exact Sci & Technol, BR-13560000 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Nat Sci Math & Educ, BR-13600970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Microchemical Journal; v. 158, NOV 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 4
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This study describes the fabrication of carbon screen-printed electrodes (SPEs) from alternative and low-cost materials. The carbon conductive ink was prepared from a mixture of graphite powder and colorless nail polish. To produce the SPEs, the ink was spread on polyester overhead projector sheets, which acted as a flexible and water-impermeable substrate. To improve the analytical performance, the SPEs were chemically modified with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by a simple drop-casting procedure. The effects of the acidic functionalization and size of the MWCNTs on the electrochemical behavior of the SPEs were evaluated. As a proof of concept, the MWCNT/SPEs were applied to determine caffeic acid (CA) in tea samples. CA is a biologically important molecule with antioxidant activity and several beneficial effects on human health, therefore its determination in food and beverages is relevant. The SPEs modified with the acidic-functionalized longer diameter MWCNTs presented the broadest linear range for CA, from 2.0 mu mol L-1 to 50 mu mol L-1. These MWCNTs also provided low limits of detection and quantification, 0.20 and 0.66 mu mol L-1, respectively. Tea samples were analyzed by using these electrodes and recovery percentages from 99 to 109% were obtained with low relative standard deviation values, demonstrating the accuracy of the proposed sensor. Moreover, the developed SPE allowed performing the voltammetric measurements using only 100 mu L of solution which is extremely attractive from an economical and environmental point of view. Therefore, this study brings exciting advances in the electroanalysis field regarding the importance of the development of disposable electrochemical sensors with improved performance and capability to perform electrochemical measurements in microvolumes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 17/21097-3 - Interações abelha-agricultura: perspectivas para a utilização sustentável
Beneficiário:Osmar Malaspina
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 18/02162-1 - Sensores descartáveis utilizando papel impermeável e tinta condutora de grafite para detecção de analitos de interesse farmacêutico
Beneficiário:Jéssica Rocha Camargo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica