Disposable injection-moulded cell-on-a-chip microfluidic devices with integrated conducting polymer electrodes for on-line voltammetric and electrochemiluminescence detection

Naseri, N. Gharib and Baldock, Sara J. and Economou, A. and Goddard, Nick J. and Fielden, Peter R. (2008) Disposable injection-moulded cell-on-a-chip microfluidic devices with integrated conducting polymer electrodes for on-line voltammetric and electrochemiluminescence detection. Electroanalysis, 20 (4). pp. 448-454. ISSN 1040-0397

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Abstract

This work reports the construction and characterization of plastic electrochemical micro-flow-cells with integrated injection-moulded polymer electrodes. The three electrodes (working, auxiliary, and reference) were fabricated by injection-moulding from a conducting grade of polystyrene loaded with carbon fibers. On-chip reference electrodes were prepared by coating one of the conducting polymer electrodes with a Ag/AgCl layer (implemented either by e-beam evaporation of Ag followed by electrochemical formation of AgCl or by applying a Ag/AgCl paste). Working electrodes were either polymer electrodes coated with Au by e-beam evaporation or bare conducting polymer electrodes. The electrodes were integrated into the micro-flow-cells by an over-moulding process followed by ultrasonic welding. The devices were characterized by optical and electrochemical techniques. Studies by cyclic voltammetry (CV), anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) and electrochemiluminescence (ECL) demonstrate ‘proof–of-principle’ of the micro-flow-cells as electrochemical sensors.

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Journal Article
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Electroanalysis
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21 Dec 2015 12:12
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Yes
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Published
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