A new, cheap modified electrode for indirect detection of OH radical is described. A glassy carbon (GC) electrode was modified with a polyphenol film prepared by oxidative potentiostatic ectropolymerization of 0.05 M phenol in 1 M H2SO4. The film having a thickness of ~10 nm perfectly covered the GC surface and inhibited the charge transfer of many redox species. The degradation of the polyphenol film, that was induced by OH radicals generated by Fenton reaction or by H2O2 photolysis, is the analytical signal and it was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry using the redox probe Ru(NH3)63+. Some simulations of the kinetics of the reactions occurring in the solution bulk and near the electrode surface were carried out to fully understand the processes that lead to the analytical signal. The modified electrode was used to evaluate the performances of different TiO2-based photocatalysts and the results were successfully compared with those obtained from a traditional HPLC method that is based on the determination of the hydroxylation products of salicylic acid.

A new electrochemical sensor for OH radicals detection

GUALANDI, ISACCO;TONELLI, DOMENICA
2013

Abstract

A new, cheap modified electrode for indirect detection of OH radical is described. A glassy carbon (GC) electrode was modified with a polyphenol film prepared by oxidative potentiostatic ectropolymerization of 0.05 M phenol in 1 M H2SO4. The film having a thickness of ~10 nm perfectly covered the GC surface and inhibited the charge transfer of many redox species. The degradation of the polyphenol film, that was induced by OH radicals generated by Fenton reaction or by H2O2 photolysis, is the analytical signal and it was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry using the redox probe Ru(NH3)63+. Some simulations of the kinetics of the reactions occurring in the solution bulk and near the electrode surface were carried out to fully understand the processes that lead to the analytical signal. The modified electrode was used to evaluate the performances of different TiO2-based photocatalysts and the results were successfully compared with those obtained from a traditional HPLC method that is based on the determination of the hydroxylation products of salicylic acid.
Isacco Gualandi; Domenica Tonelli
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