Immobilization of Prussian Blue Nanoparticles onto Thiol SAM Modified Au Electrodes for Electroanalytical or Biosensor Applications
Abstract:Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP)-protected Prussian Blue (PB) nanoparticles were prepared by simply mixing FeCl3 and K4Fe(CN)6 with absence or presence of HCl or/and KCl in water solution. The obtained PB nanoparticles were immobilized onto thiol self-assembled monolayer (SAM) modified Au electrodes. L-cysteine (Cys) and 1,8-octanedithiol (ODT) were compared as a bridge between the gold surface and the PB nanoparticles. The results show that PB prepared from the initial solution with KCl gives preferred electrochemical response and that Cys/Au shows improved immobilization effect of PB than ODT/Au. The obtained PB/Cys/Au electrodes exhibit electrocatalytic activity toward H2O2 reduction and DL-homocysteine (HCys) oxidation. Glucose oxidase (GOX) was immobilized onto PB modified electrode to explore the potentials for the design of oxidase-based biosensors. It is possible to anchor PB nanoparticles and develop their application on electroanalysis and biosensing.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-08-01
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