Influence of Al2O3 nanoparticles structure immobilized upon glassy-carbon electrode on the electrocatalytic oxidation of phenolic compounds

Influence of Al2O3 nanoparticles structure immobilized upon glassy-carbon electrode on the electrocatalytic oxidation of phenolic compounds

Author Lima, Ana P. Google Scholar
Souza, Roberta C. Google Scholar
Silva, Murilo N. T. Google Scholar
Goncalves, Rosana F. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nossol, Edson Google Scholar
Richter, Eduardo M. Google Scholar
Lima, Renata C. Google Scholar
Munoz, Rodrigo A. A. Google Scholar
Abstract Electrocatalytic oxidation of catechol (CT), dopamine (DP) and tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is demonstrated on glassy-carbon electrode (GCE) surfaces modified with alumina nanoparticles of different structures and morphologies. Higher electrochemical activity for the oxidation of CT, DP and TBHQ (peak-to-peak separation reduced from 500 to 50 mV in average) was verified on a GCE polished with alpha-Al2O3 suspension in comparison with the surfaces modified with theta and gamma-Al2O3. This result seems to be correlated with the alumina structure instead of the surface area, as the alpha-Al2O3 presented 10-fold lower surface area than theta and gamma-Al2O3, or particle size. Gold and platinum surfaces were similarly modified with alpha-Al2O3 suspension and the distinguished electrochemistry of the phenolic compounds was not observed on the platinum-modified surfaces, which may indicate effect of the substrate on the immobilization of alumina. High stability of the GCE surface modified with alpha-Al2O3 was attested by continuous amperometric detection of the phenolic compounds under hydrodynamic conditions, and superior analytical sensitivity of the alpha-Al2O3-modified electrode was observed with comparable results to those obtained on GCE modified with multi-walled carbon nanotubes. These results demonstrate that alpha-Al2O3 particles commercially available for electrode polishing can be used to develop highly sensitive, reproducible and stable electrochemical sensors, but also indicate that electrode polishing may generate improved electrochemical responses attributed to "cleaned surfaces". (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Alumina
Language English
Sponsor CNPq
Grupo de Materiais Inorganicos do Triangulo - GMIT research group by FAPEMIG
Grant number CNPq: 478081/2010-3
CNPq: 305227/2010-6
CNPq: 308174/2013-5
CNPq: 406529/2016-7
CNPq: 465389/2014-7
FAPEMIG: 01856-10
FAPEMIG: 01537-14
FAPEMIG: 02118-15
FAPEMIG: 01207-17
CAPES: 23038.007073/2014-12
APQ: 00330-14
Date 2018
Published in Sensors And Actuators B-Chemical. Lausanne, v. 262, p. 646-654, 2018.
ISSN 0925-4005 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Science Sa
Extent 646-654
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000427460600078

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