Studies on Aminoanthraquinone-Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode: Synthesis and Electrochemical Performance toward Oxygen Reduction

Ł. Macewicz Ł. Macewicz , G. Skowierzak G. Skowierzak , P. Niedziałkowski P. Niedziałkowski , Jacek Ryl Jacek Ryl , T. Ossowski T. Ossowski , R. Bogdanowicz R. Bogdanowicz
Russian Journal of Electrochemistry
Abstract / Full Text

In this paper, 9,10-anthraquinone (AQ) derivative-modified glassy carbon (GC) electrodes were studied towards the electrochemical reduction of oxygen in aqueous and non-aqueous solutions. The reaction of 1-chloro-9,10-anthraquinone with aliphatic diamines was applied for the synthesis of amino-9,10-anthraquinone derivatives. The obtained AQ derivatives were grafted onto the surface of glassy carbon electrodes by electropolymerisation using diazonium salts. The modified GC electrodes are sensitive to oxygen, determined by cyclic voltammetry. Changes in the oxygen determination efficiency depend mostly on the length of the side chain AQ derivative which is grafted to the GC electrode and is nearly double in comparison to a bare GC electrode modified by 1-((2-((2-aminoethyl)amino)ethyl)amino)-9,10-anthraquinone.

Author information
  • Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Gdańsk University of Technology, 80-233, Gdańsk, Poland

    Ł. Macewicz & R. Bogdanowicz

  • Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdańsk, 80-952, Gdańsk, Poland

    G. Skowierzak, P. Niedziałkowski & T. Ossowski

  • Department of Electrochemistry, Corrosion and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233, Gdansk, Poland

    Jacek Ryl

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