A selective film based on poly(3-octylthiophene) doped with dihydroxyanthraquinone sulfonate

TAMER U. , ERTAŞ N. , Erguner O., Gundogdu Y.

ELECTROANALYSIS, cilt.20, sa.16, ss.1805-1810, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 16
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/elan.200804221
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1805-1810


A stable film of poly (3-octylthiophene)-dihydroxyanthraquinone sulfonate has been synthesized electrochemically in non-aqueous solution. The incorporation of dihydroxyanthraquinone sulfonate as an anionic complexing ligand into poly(3-octylthiophene) film during electropolymerization was achieved and copper ions were accumulated by reduction on the electrode surface. The presence of dihydroxyanthraquinone sulfonate during the electrochemical polymerization of 3-octylthiophene is shown to impact the sensitivity and the stability of the organic conducting film electrode response. The electroanalysis of copper(II) ions using conducting polymer electrode was achieved by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry with remarkable selectivity. The analytical performance was evaluated and linear calibration graphs were obtained in the concentration range of 50-400 ng mL(-1) copper(II) ion for 240 seconds accumulation time and the limit of detection was found to be 7.8 ng mL(-1). To check the selectivity of the proposed stripping voltammetric method for copper(II) ion, various metal ions as potential interferents were tested. The developed method was applied to copper(II) determination in certified reference material, NWRI-TMDA-61, trace elements in fortified water.