Ultrasound Assisted Electrochemical Deposition of Polypyrrole - Carbon Nanotube Composite Film: Preparation, Characterization and Application to the Determination of Droxidopa

ÖZDOKUR K. V. , Kuscu C., ERTAŞ F. N.

CURRENT ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.16, no.4, pp.421-427, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1573411014666181105145648
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-427


Background: Nowadays, polymeric composites modified with carbonaceous nanomaterials have been popular due to their greater application potentials in many application fields. However, the structural consistency of the composite prepared by electropolymerization suffers from agglomeration of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) probably due to their poor dispersion in the coating solution. Present study describes a new synthesis route for the preparation of polypyrrole/CNT composite film on a Glassy Carbon Electrode (GCE) via combining the ultrasonication and electrochemical pulsed deposition for the first time. The performance of the composite film was tested by monitoring the electrochemical oxidation of droxidopa which is used as a new psychoactive drug and synthetic amino acid precursor which acts as a prodrug to the neurotransmitters.