Dihydroxybenzene isomers electrochemical sensor based on activated carbon sensitive material activated by mechanochemistry and low-dosage phosphoric acid
A dihydroxybenzene isomers electrochemical sensor based on bamboo activated carbon (MCPBAC) sensitive material activated by mechanochemistry and low-dosage phosphoric acid was fabricated in this work. The sensor, modified by MCPBAC with GCE, can significantly distinguish and sensitively measure hydroquinone (HQ) and catechol (CC). The MCPBAC exhibits a well-developed porous structure, high specific surface area, and good electrical conductivity. Using differential pulse voltammetry (DPV), wide linear ranges for both HQ and CC are 0.6–600 μM, with low detection limits (S/N = 3) for both of 0.2 μM. The dihydroxybenzene isomers electrochemical sensor has wide application prospects in the determination of trace HQ and CC in environmental water.