Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry

, Volume 88, Issue 3, pp 423–429 | Cite as

Fabrication of electrodes modified with poly-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-polystyrene sulfonate film and study of their applicability in thiol-sensitive sensors

  • A. A. Shadrina
  • T. G. Nikiforova
  • D. O. Poturai
Applied Electrochemistry and Corrosion Protection of Metals


Drop-by-drop deposition of an aqueous dispersion of poly-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-polystyrene sulfonate onto a glassy-carbon disk was used to fabricate electrodes modified with polymeric films of varied thickness. The modified electrodes were characterized by cyclic voltammetry on a rotating disk and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The fabricated electrodes were used to study the mechanism of oxidation of thiols in buffer solutions of thiocholine and cysteine by cyclic voltammetry on a rotating electrode, amperometry at a constant potential, and electrochemical impedancemetry. It was demonstrated that electrodes coated with a thin film of poly-3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-polystyrene sulfonate can be used to determined thiols (thiocholine and cysteine) in buffer solutions by amperometry at a constant potential at concentrations in the range 5 × 10−6–10−4 M and by cyclic voltammetry at higher concentrations of 10−4-6 10−3 M.


Cyclic Voltammetry Phosphate Buffer Solution Electrochemical Impedance Spectrum Nyquist Diagram Polystyrene Sulfonate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Shadrina
    • 1
  • T. G. Nikiforova
    • 1
  • D. O. Poturai
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistrySt. Petersburg State UniversityPetrodvorets, St. PetersburgRussia

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