We describe a convenient assembly for screen printed carbon electrodes (SPCE) suitable for analyses in gaseous samples which are of course lacking in supporting electrolytes. It consists of a circular crown of filter paper, soaked in a RTIL or a DES, placed upon a disposable screen printed carbon cell, so as to contact the outer edge of the carbon disk working electrode, as well as peripheral counter and reference electrodes. The electrical contact between the paper crown soaked in RTIL or DES and SPCE electrodes is assured by a gasket, and all components are installed in a polylactic acid holder. As a result of this configuration, a sensitive, fast-responding, membrane-free gas sensor is achieved where the real working electrode surface is the boundary zone of the carbon working disk contacted by the paper crown soaked in the polyelectrolyte. This assembly provides a portable and disposable electrochemical platform, assembled by the easy immobilization onto a porous and inexpensive supporting material such as paper of RTILs or DESs which are characterized by profitable electrical conductivity and negligible vapor pressure. The electroanalytical performance of this device was evaluated by voltammetric and flow injection analyses of oxygen which was chosen as prototype of electroactive gaseous analytes. The results obtained pointed out that this assembly is very profitable for the analysis of gaseous atmospheres, especially when used as detector for FIA in gaseous streams.

Modified Screen Printed Electrode Suitable for Electrochemical Measurements in Gas Phase

Toniolo R.;Dossi N.;Giannilivigni E.;Fattori A.;Svigelj R.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

We describe a convenient assembly for screen printed carbon electrodes (SPCE) suitable for analyses in gaseous samples which are of course lacking in supporting electrolytes. It consists of a circular crown of filter paper, soaked in a RTIL or a DES, placed upon a disposable screen printed carbon cell, so as to contact the outer edge of the carbon disk working electrode, as well as peripheral counter and reference electrodes. The electrical contact between the paper crown soaked in RTIL or DES and SPCE electrodes is assured by a gasket, and all components are installed in a polylactic acid holder. As a result of this configuration, a sensitive, fast-responding, membrane-free gas sensor is achieved where the real working electrode surface is the boundary zone of the carbon working disk contacted by the paper crown soaked in the polyelectrolyte. This assembly provides a portable and disposable electrochemical platform, assembled by the easy immobilization onto a porous and inexpensive supporting material such as paper of RTILs or DESs which are characterized by profitable electrical conductivity and negligible vapor pressure. The electroanalytical performance of this device was evaluated by voltammetric and flow injection analyses of oxygen which was chosen as prototype of electroactive gaseous analytes. The results obtained pointed out that this assembly is very profitable for the analysis of gaseous atmospheres, especially when used as detector for FIA in gaseous streams.
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