News archive - [Success stories] Phenolic biosensor based on carbon paste

"The biosensors based on carbon paste electrode modified with the crude tissues of banana, apple, mushroom, potato, pear plant as polyphenol oxidase source for quantification of phenolic compounds were studied. The ratio between components (carbon - tissue - paraffin), was investigated to optimize the electrode material with better electro analytical performance usingSCV (Stare Case Voltametry)techniques in 0.1 M sodium phosphate buffer, pH 7, scan rate 50 mV/s. The best results of CPEB sensor regarding the background current, sensitivity and correlation coefficients were obtained when the mixture of 1g graphite powder/ 300 μl paraffin and 0.1 gr tissue was used. The electrochemical behavior of carbon paste electrode modified with different kind of crude tissues is compared with electrochemical behavior of unmodified electrode.  Relative response of biosensor modified with crude tissue of banana (CPEB) and apple (CPEA) to different phenolic compounds is studied. The CPEB biosensor shows high sensitivity to hydroquinone (S=3.25mA/ppm) and lowest detection limit (1.02 ppm) to phenol. CPEA biosensor shows better sensitivity for 4-clorphenol (S=1.35mA/ppm) and lowest detection limit (0.13ppm) to phenol substrate." [...]

Read the whole article in the document attached below.


 Prof. Dr. Majlinda Vasjari
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Tirana


Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Natural Sciences

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on October 31, 2012
Modified on October 31, 2012