A solid-state electrochemiluminescence sensing platform for detection of catechol based on novel luminescent composite nanofibers.

Talanta

PubMedID: 23598202

Wang X, Wang X, Gao S, Zheng Y, Tang M, Chen B. A solid-state electrochemiluminescence sensing platform for detection of catechol based on novel luminescent composite nanofibers. Talanta. 2013;107127-32.
A solid-state electrochemiluminescence (ECL) sensing platform based on the novel luminescent composite nanofibers for detection of catechol has been developed. The carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and ruthenium(II) tris-(bipyridine) (Ru(bpy)3(2+)) doped nylon 6 (PA6) luminescent composite nanofibers (Ru-MWNTs-PA6) were successfully fabricated by a one-step electrospinning technique. The Ru-MWNTs-PA6 nanofibers, with unique 3D nanostructure, large specific surface area and a larger amount of immobilized-Ru(bpy)3(2+), maintained the photoelectric properties of the Ru(bpy)3(2+) ions and exhibited excellent ECL behaviors on glassy carbon (GC) electrode. As a solid-state ECL sensing platform, the Ru-MWNTs-PA6 nanofibers can sensitively detect low concentration catechol by monitoring the phenol-dependent ECL intensity change. The detection limit for catechol is 1.0 nM, which is comparable or better than that in the reported assays. The solid-state ECL sensor displayed wide linear range, high sensitivity and good stability. It holds promise for the electrospun nanofibers-based ECL sensors have a great potential for routine analyses.