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Electrochemical analysis of nucleic acids at boron-doped diamond electrodes

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Highly conductive boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes are well suited for performing electrochemical measurements of nucleic acids in aqueous solution under diffusion-only control. The advantageous properties of this electrodic material in this context include reproducibility and the small background currents observed at very positive potentials, along with its robustness under extreme conditions so offering promising capabilities in future applications involving thermal heating or ultrasonic treatment. tRNA, single and double stranded DNA and 2′-deoxyguanosine 5′-monophosphate (dGMP) have been studied and well defined peaks were observed in all cases, directly assignable to the electro-oxidation of deoxyguanosine monophosphate.

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The article was received on 18 Dec 2001, accepted on 14 Jan 2002 and first published on 29 Jan 2002

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B111548K
Citation: Analyst, 2002,127, 329-332

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    Electrochemical analysis of nucleic acids at boron-doped diamond electrodes

    C. Prado, G. Flechsig, P. Gründler, J. S. Foord, F. Marken and R. G. Compton, Analyst, 2002, 127, 329
    DOI: 10.1039/B111548K

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