Carbon Nitride Nanosheet and Myoglobin Modified Electrode for Electrochemical Sensing Investigations

Author(s): Ying Deng, Zuorui Wen, Guiling Luo, Hui Xie, Juan Liu, Yaru Xi, Guangjiu Li, Wei Sun*

Journal Name: Current Analytical Chemistry

Volume 16 , Issue 6 , 2020

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Background: Carbon-based nanomaterials, especially carbon nitride (C3N4) has attracted tremendous interest in biosensor applications. Meanwhile, the mechanism of redox protein sensing and related electrocatalytic reactions can provide a valid basis for understanding the process of biological redox reaction.

Objective: The aim of this paper is to construct a new electrochemical enzyme sensor to achieve direct electron transfer of myoglobin (Mb) on CILE surface and display electrocatalytic reduction activity to catalyze trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and H2O2.

Methods: The working electrode was fabricated based on ionic liquid modified Carbon Paste Electrode (CILE) and C3N4 nanosheets were modified on the CILE surface, then Mb solution was fixed on C3N4/CILE surface and immobilized by using Nafion film. The as-prepared biosensor displayed satisfactory electrocatalytic ability towards the reduction of TCA and H2O2 in an optimum pH 7.0 buffer solution.

Results: The results indicated that C3N4 modified electrode retained the activity of the enzyme and displayed quasi-reversible redox behavior in an optimum pH 7.0 buffer solution. The electrochemical parameters of the immobilized Mb on the electrode surface were further calculated with the results of the electron transfer number (n) as 1.27, the charge transfer coefficient (α) as 0.53 and the electrontransfer rate constant (ks) as 3.32 s-1, respectively. The Nafion/Mb/C3N4/CILE displayed outstanding electrocatalytic reduction activity to catalyze trichloroacetic acid and H2O2.

Conclusion: The Nafion/Mb/C3N4/CILE displayed outstanding electrocatalytic reduction, which demonstrated the promising applications of C3N4 nanosheet in the field electrochemical biosensing.

Keywords: C3N4 nanosheet, direct electrochemistry, electrocatalytic behavior, H2O2, myoglobin, trichloroacetic acid.

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