NADH sensing using neutral red functionalized carbon nanotube/plasma- polymerized film composite electrode

Tatsuya Hoshino, Hitoshi Muguruma

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A novel fabrication approach for electrochemical sensing of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) using neutral red (NR) functinalized carbon nanotube/plasma-polymerized film composite electrode is reported. The configuration of sensing electrode was NR-functionalized CNTs sandwiched between two acetonitrile PPFs on sputtered gold thin film. The NR as an electron transfer mediator shuttles the electron from the CNT to gold electrode. Due to the synergistic effect between NR and CNT, the resulting electrode showed the lower detection potential and the larger sensitivity (current) than that of NR or CNT alone. The sensor revealed a sensitivity of 29 μA mM-1 cm-2 at +0.15 V vs. Ag/AgCl, linear dynamic range of 0.08-4.2 mM, a detection limit of 18 μM at S/N=3, and a response time of 7 s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1303
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul



  • Carbon nanotube
  • Chemical sensor
  • Electron transfer mediator
  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
  • Plasma-polymerized film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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