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Screen-printed graphene-based electrochemical sensor for microfluidic device


This work presents a new method for mass fabrication of new microfluidic device with integrated graphene-based electrochemical electrodes by screen printing technique for in-channel amperometric detection. Graphene-based working and counter electrodes were fabricated by screen printing graphene paste on a glass substrate followed by screen printing of silver/silver chloride (Ag/AgCl) reference electrode. The screen-printed substrate was then bonded to prefabricated polydimethylsoloxane (PDMS) sheet containing microchannels via oxygen plasma treatment. The developed microfluidic device was then applied for glutathione analysis in pharmaceutical products. The method offers effective and fast glutathione detection with good analytical features including wide dynamic range (10-500 M) and low detection limit (3 M). In addition, the screen printed graphene electrode (SPGE) exhibits a good stability in microfluidic flow system and good repeatability for amperometric detection. The method has numerous advantages including low fabrication cost, high sensitivity, high throughput and satisfactory reproducibility. Thus, it holds great promise for advanced analytical applications.

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The article was received on 15 Feb 2017, accepted on 15 May 2017 and first published on 16 May 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00379J
Citation: Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Screen-printed graphene-based electrochemical sensor for microfluidic device

    C. Karuwan, A. Wisitsoraat, P. Chaisuwan, D. Nacapricha and A. Tuantranont, Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00379J

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