Electrochemical detection of hydrazine using poly(dopamine)-modified electrodes

Ji Young Lee, Truc Ly Nguyen, Jun Hui Park, Byung Kwon Kim

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We have developed a simple and selective method for the electrochemical detection of hydrazine (HZ) using poly(dopamine) (pDA)-modified indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes. Modification with pDA was easily achieved by submerging the ITO electrode in a DA solution for 30 min. The electrocatalytic oxidation of HZ on the pDA-modified ITO electrode was measured by cyclic voltammetry. In buffer solution, the concentration range for linear HZ detection was 100 μM-10 mM, and the detection limit was 1 μM. The proposed method was finally used to determine HZ in tap water to simulate the analysis of real samples. This method showed good recovery (94%-115%) and was not affected by the other species present in the tap water samples.

Original languageEnglish
Article number647
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number5
StatePublished - 5 May 2016

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF-2013R1A1A1059719 and NRF-2015R1C1A1A01055250) and the SookmyungWomen’s University Research Grants (1-1603-2005).

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© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Detection
  • Dopamine
  • Hydrazine
  • Indium tin oxide electrode
  • Poly(dopamine) film


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