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Kramplová, Z., Ferancová, A., Maliar, T., & Purdešová, A. (2023). Tuneable properties of boron-doped diamond working electrodes and their advantages for the detection of pesticides. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 949, 117846.

Tuneable properties of boron-doped diamond working electrodes and their advantages for the detection of pesticides

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Author: Kramplová, Zuzana1; Ferancová, Adriana2; Maliar, Tibor1;
Organizations: 1Institute of Chemistry and Environmental science, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Nám. J. Herdu 2, 917 01 Trnava, Slovak Republic
2Unit of Measurement Technology, Kajaani University Consortium, University of Oulu, Kehräämöntie 7, 87400 Kajaani, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-10-18


Boron-doped diamond (BDD) is a versatile carbon material widely utilized in electroanalysis for detecting various organic compounds. In comparison to commonly employed carbon electrode materials, BDD possesses interesting and unique properties. This review article explores important role of adjustable - tuneable BDD characteristics, including boron concentration, sp³/sp² carbon ratio, and surface treatments, in the electrochemical determination of pesticides. Through an intricate interplay of these properties, BDD’s performance in term of sensitivity, selectivity, and resistance to fouling can be optimized. Notably, the exceptional potential window of BDD electrodes extends the detection capabilities into regimes where other materials falter due to oxygen evolution reactions. Furthermore, in the reduction potential range, BDD electrodes (BDDE) offer a safer alternative to toxic mercury-based electrodes.

Despite the considerable progress, gaps remain in understanding the comprehensive effects of tuneable BDDE properties on pesticide analysis. Comparative studies exploring the interplay between these properties and their impact on detection, particularly in multianalyte systems and under challenging conditions, are crucial. Addressing issues related to matrix interference and fouling would contribute significantly to the development of robust pesticide sensors. This review provides insights into the critical role of BDD’s properties in pesticide detection and highlights avenues for future research.

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Series: Journal of electroanalytical chemistry
ISSN: 1572-6657
ISSN-E: 1873-2569
ISSN-L: 1572-6657
Volume: 949
Article number: 117846
DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2023.117846
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: This study was realized with support of project KEGA 022UCM-4/2023. A. Ferancová thanks to Regional Council of Kainuu (Kainuun Liitto)/ ERDF for the financial support.
Copyright information: © 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (