Molecularly Imprinted High Affinity Nanoparticles for 4-Ethylphenol Sensing
journal contributionposted on 16.01.2017, 17:13 by D. Garcia-Mutioa, A. Guerreiro, A. Gomez-Caballero, R. Gutierrez-Climente, S. Piletsky, M. A. Goicolea, R. J. Barrio
A novel sensor for 4-ethylphenol (4EP) was developed based on molecularly imprinted nanoparticles produced via the solid phase imprinting method. The nanoparticles were immobilised on the surface of a gold electrode previously modified with a self assembled monolayer of lipoic acid coupled to EDC/NHS ((1-ethyl-3-[dimethylaminopropyl]carbodiimide)/N-hydroxysuccinimide). Each step of the process was characterised by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. The electrode was used to selectively determine 4EP by differential pulse voltammetry; a quite remarkable sensitivity improvement was observed in the nanoparticle-modified electrode in reference to the non modified bare gold electrode.