Biomimetic sensor for certain phenols employing a copper(II) complex

Mobin, Shaikh M. ; Sanghavi, Bankim J. ; Srivastava, Ashwini K. ; Mathur, Pradeep ; Lahiri, Goutam K. (2010) Biomimetic sensor for certain phenols employing a copper(II) complex Analytical Chemistry, 82 (14). pp. 5983-5992. ISSN 0003-2700

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A new dimeric Cu(II) complex [Cu(μ2-hep)(hep-H)]2.2PF6 (1) containing a bidentate (hep-H = 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)pyridine) ligand was synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Each Cu ion in 1 is in a distorted square pyramidal geometry. Further 1 is used as a modifier in the construction of a biomimetic sensor for determining phenols [phenol (Phe), resorcinol (Res), hydroquinone (HQ), and catechol (Cat)] in phosphate buffer by using cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronocoulometry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), differential pulse voltammetry (DPV), and square wave voltammetry (SWV). DPV has been proposed for trace determination of Phe and Res while SWV for HQ and Cat. The method has been applied for the selective and precise analysis of Phe in commercial injections, Res in hair coloring agents, HQ in photographic developers and cosmetics, and Cat in tea samples and guarana tablets. The calibration curves showed a linear response ranging between 10-6 and 10-8 M for all four of the analytes with detection limits (3σ ) of 1.04 × 10-8, 2.31 × 10-8, 1.54 × 10-8, and 0.86 × 10-8 M for Phe, Res, HQ, and Cat, respectively. The lifetime of the biomimetic sensor was 200 days at room temperature (at least 750 determinations). The catalytic properties of 1-CPE were characterized by chronoamperometry and were found to be in good agreement with Michaelis-Menten kinetics.

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