Plasma-assisted synthesis of MnO2-polyaniline composite for electrochemical sensing of dopamine

ÇOĞAL S., Cogal G. C. , ÖKSÜZ A.

CHEMICAL PAPERS, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11696-021-01596-w
  • Title of Journal : CHEMICAL PAPERS


An electrochemical-sensing platform for determination of dopamine (DA) was fabricated using MnO2-polyaniline (MnO2-PANI) composite. The MnO2-PANI composite was prepared through in situ radio-frequency plasma polymerization of aniline monomer over MnO2 under rotating conditions and followed by external iodine doping to boost conductivity of final I-2-MnO2-PANI sample. The structural and morphological analyses of the composite were carried out using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Differential pulse voltammetry was used as an effective electrochemical method for detection of dopamine. I-2-MnO2-PANI composite-based sensor shows enhanced electrocatalytic activity and high selectivity towards DA in the presence of its major interferences, which are ascorbic acid and uric acid. The sensor showed a linear detection range from 12.4 to 185.2 mu M with a detection limit of 2.4 mu M. The sensor also exhibited long-term stability and reproducibility. Plasma process offers facile and fast production of electrode materials.