Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 36, Issue 12, pp 1327–1332 | Cite as

Kinetic characterization of Prussian Blue-modified graphite electrodes for amperometric detection of hydrogen peroxide

  • Raluca C. Cretu
  • Delia M. Gligor
  • Laura Muresan
  • Ionel Catalin Popescu
  • Liana M. Muresan


Prussian Blue-modified graphite electrodes (G/PB) with electrocatalytic activity toward H2O2 reduction were obtained by PB potentiostatic electrodeposition from a mixture containing 2.5 mm FeCl3 + 2.5 mm K3[Fe(CN)6] +  0.1 m KCl + 0.1 m HCl. From cyclic voltammetric measurements, performed in KCl aqueous solutions of different concentrations (5 × 10−2–1 m), the rate constant for the heterogeneous electron transfer (k s) was estimated by using the Laviron treatment. The highest ks value (10.7 s−1) was found for 1 m KCl solution. The differences between the electrochemical parameters of the voltammetric response, as well as the shift of the formal potential, observed in the presence of Cl and NO 3 compared to those observed in the presence of SO 4 2− ions, points to the involvement of anions in the redox reactions of PB. The G/PB electrodes showed a good electrochemical stability proved by a low deactivation rate constant (0.8 × 10−12 mol cm2 s−1). The electrocatalytic efficiency, estimated as the ratio \((I_{cat})_{H_2 O_2 } /(I_{cat})\), was found to be 3.6 (at an applied potential of 0 mV vs. SCE; Γ = 5 × 10−8 mol cm−2) for a H2O2 concentration of 5 mm, thus indicating G/PB electrodes as possible H2O2 sensors.


amperometric sensors hydrogen peroxide modified graphite electrodes Prussian Blue 



Financial support from CNCSIS (Grants Nr. 51/349 /2005 and TD 6/89-2005) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raluca C. Cretu
    • 1
  • Delia M. Gligor
    • 1
  • Laura Muresan
    • 1
  • Ionel Catalin Popescu
    • 1
  • Liana M. Muresan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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