Export file:


  • RIS(for EndNote,Reference Manager,ProCite)
  • BibTex
  • Text


  • Citation Only
  • Citation and Abstract

The role of film composition and nanostructuration on the polyphenol sensor performance

Departamento de Física, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, UNESP Univ. Estadual Paulista, Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil, 19060-900.

Topical Section: Thin films, surfaces and interfaces

The recent advances in the supramolecular control in nanostructured films have improved the performance of organic-based devices. However, the effect of different supramolecular arrangement on the sensor or biosensor performance is poorly studied yet. In this paper, we show the role of the composition and nanostructuration of the films on the impedance and voltammetric-based sensor performance to catechol detection. The films here studied were composed by a perylene derivative (PTCD-NH2) and a metallic phthalocyanine (FePc), using Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) techniques. The deposition technique and intrinsic properties of compounds showed influence on electrical and electrocatalytic responses. The PVD PTCD-NH2 shows the best sensor performance to the detection of catechol. Quantification of catechol contents in mate tea samples was also evaluated, and the results showed good agreement compared with Folin-Ciocalteu standard method for polyphenol detection.
  Article Metrics


1. Engelkamp H, Middelbeek S, Nolte JMR, et al. (1999) Self-Assembly of Disk-Shaped Molecules to Coiled-Coil Aggregates with Tunable Helicity. Science 284: 785–788.    

2. Mondal T, Basak D, Al Ouahabi A, et al. (2015) Extended supramolecular organization of [small pi]-systems using yet unexplored simultaneous intra- and inter-molecular H-bonding motifs of 1,3-dihydroxy derivatives. Chem Commun 51: 5040–5043.    

3. Lu H, Kobayashi N (2016) Optically Active Porphyrin and Phthalocyanine Systems. Chem Rev 116: 6184–6261.    

4. Volpati D, Alessio P, Zanfolim AA, et al. (2008) Exploiting Distinct Molecular Architectures of Ultrathin Films Made with Iron Phthalocyanine for Sensing. J Phys Chem B 112: 15275–15282.    

5. Dey S, Pal AJ (2011) Layer-by-Layer Electrostatic Assembly with a Control over Orientation of Molecules: Anisotropy of Electrical Conductivity and Dielectric Properties. Langmuir 27: 8687–8693.    

6. Eccher J, Zajaczkowski W, Faria GC, et al. (2015) Thermal Evaporation versus Spin-Coating: Electrical Performance in Columnar Liquid Crystal OLEDs. ACS Appl Mater Interface 7: 16374–16381.    

7. Cea P, Ballesteros Luz M, Martín S (2014) Nanofabrication techniques of highly organized monolayers sandwiched between two electrodes for molecular electronics. Nanofabrication.

8. Camacho SA, Aoki PHB, Assis FFd, et al. (2014) Supramolecular arrangements of an organometallic forming nanostructured films. Mater Res 17: 1375–1383.    

9. Yang Y, Zhang Y, Wei Z (2013) Supramolecular Helices: Chirality Transfer from Conjugated Molecules to Structures. Adv Mater 25: 6039–6049.    

10. Li W-S, Aida T (2009) Dendrimer Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines. Chem Rev 109: 6047–6076.    

11. Chen Z, Lohr A, Saha-Moller CR, et al. (2009) Self-assembled [small pi]-stacks of functional dyes in solution: structural and thermodynamic features. Chem Soc Rev 38: 564–584.

12. Wurthner F (2004) Perylene bisimide dyes as versatile building blocks for functional supramolecular architectures. Chem Commun 1564–1579.

13. Würthner F, Thalacker C, Diele S, et al. (2001) Fluorescent J-type Aggregates and Thermotropic Columnar Mesophases of Perylene Bisimide Dyes. Chemistry–A Eur J 7: 2245–2253.

14. Voitechovič E, Bratov A, Abramova N, et al. (2015) Development of label-free impedimetric platform based on new conductive polyaniline polymer and three-dimensional interdigitated electrode array for biosensor applications. Electrochim Acta 173: 59–66.    

15. Bisquert J, Garcia-Belmonte G, Bueno P, et al. (1998) Impedance of constant phase element (CPE)-blocked diffusion in film electrodes. J Electroanal Chem 452: 229–234.    

16. Yang L (2008) Electrical impedance spectroscopy for detection of bacterial cells in suspensions using interdigitated microelectrodes. Talanta 74: 1621–1629.    

17. Bertoncello P, Peruffo M (2008) An investigation on the self-aggregation properties of sulfonated copper(II) phthalocyanine (CuTsPc) thin films. Colloid Surface A 321: 106–112.    

18. Lee SK, Zu Y, Herrmann A, et al. (1999) Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy and Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of Perylene, Terrylene, and Quaterrylene Diimides in Aprotic Solution. J Am Chem Soc 121: 3513–3520.    

19. Arıcı M, Arıcan D, Uğur AL, et al. (2013) Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of newly synthesized manganese, cobalt, iron and copper phthalocyanines. Electrochim Acta 87: 554–566.    

20. Apetrei C, Alessio P, Constantino CJL, et al. (2011) Biomimetic biosensor based on lipidic layers containing tyrosinase and lutetium bisphthalocyanine for the detection of antioxidants. Biosens Bioelectron 26: 2513–2519.    

21. Alessio P, Martin CS, de Saja JA, et al. (2016) Mimetic biosensors composed by layer-by-layer films of phospholipid, phthalocyanine and silver nanoparticles to polyphenol detection. Sensor Actuat B-Chem 233: 654–666.    

22. Song Y, Yang T, Zhou X, et al. (2016) A microsensor for hydroquinone and catechol based on a poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) modified carbon fiber electrode. Anal Method 8: 886–892.    

23. García-Hernández C, García-Cabezón C, Medina-Plaza C, et al. (2015) Electrochemical behavior of polypyrrol/AuNP composites deposited by different electrochemical methods: sensing properties towards catechol. Beilstein J Nanotechno 6: 2052–2061.

24. Liu W, Wu L, Zhang X, et al. (2014) Highly-selective electrochemical determination of catechol based on 3-aminophenylboronic acid-3,4,9,10-perylene tetracarboxylic acid functionalized carbon nanotubes modified electrode. Anal Method 6: 718–724.    

25. Janeiro P, Oliveira Brett AM (2004) Catechin electrochemical oxidation mechanisms. Anal Chim Acta 518: 109–115.    

Copyright Info: © 2017, Priscila Alessio, et al., licensee AIMS Press. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licese (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

Download full text in PDF

Export Citation

Article outline

Show full outline
Copyright © AIMS Press All Rights Reserved