CHIANG MAI JOURNAL OF SCIENCEVolume 46, No. 03, Month MAY, Year 2019, Pages 537 - 546
Gold nanoparticles decorated on carbon nanotube modified screen-printed electrode for flow injection amperometric determination of methyldopa
Jantima Upan, Suwaphid Themsirimongkon, Surin Saipanya and Jaroon Jakmunee
Abstract Download PDFGold nanoparticles (AuNPs) decorated on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)
were used as a modifier on the surface of a screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE) for
sensitive determination of methyldopa, which is widely used as an antihypertensive medicine.
The electrochemical oxidation of methyldopa on the modified electrode was carried out
in flow injection amperometric (FI–amp) system at the applied potential of +400 mV vs
Ag/AgCl. As a result, SPCE modified with 20%w/w of gold nanoparticles on carbon nanotube
(AuNPs-CNT/SPCE) provided an excellent sensitivity to methyldopa detection. Morphology
of AuNPs-CNT was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission
electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and x-ray diffraction
(XRD), which indicated a proper distribution of AuNPs on CNT and high electrode areas.
Several parameters that affect the response of the modified electrode were studied. The plot
of peak height versus methyldopa concentration showed a linear range of 0.2-100 M with a
detection limit of 0.1 M. The proposed flow injection amperometric system was successfully
applied for methyldopa determination in real samples.
carbon nanotubes, flow injection analysis, gold nanoparticle, methyldopa, screen printed electrode