A nanoporous ruthenium oxide framework for amperometric sensing of glucose and potentiometric sensing of pH

Jun Ho Shim, Minkyung Kang, Youngmi Lee, Chongmok Lee

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Abstract

Nanoporous ruthenium oxide frameworks (L 2-eRuO) were electrodeposited on gold substrates by repetitive potential cycling in solutions of ruthenium(III) ions in the presence of reverse neutral micelles. The L 2-eRuO was characterized in terms of direct oxidation of glucose and potentiometric response to pH values. The surface structures and morphologies of the L 2-eRuO were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Their surface area was estimated via underpotential deposition of copper. L 2-eRuO-modified electrodes showed a 17-fold higher sensitivity (40 μA mM -1 cm -2 towards glucose in 0-4 mM concentration in solution of pH 7.4) than a RuO electrode prepared in the absence of reverse micelles. Potential interferents such as ascorbic acid, 4-acetamidophenol, uric acid and dopamine displayed no effect. The new electrode also revealed improved potentiometric response to pH changes compared to a platinum electrode of the same type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
JournalMicrochimica Acta
Volume177
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Copper underpotential deposition
  • Nanoporous ruthenium structures
  • Nonenzymatic amperometric glucose sensor
  • Potentiometric pH sensing

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