Fernandes, Victoria Quintas
Leme Silva, Martin K.
Total Authors: 3
 Sao Paulo State Univ, Sch Agr, UNESP, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY;
JAN 1 2020.
Web of Science Citations:
The electrochemical behaviour of isotretinoin (13-cis-RA) on an electrode modified with a composite based on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) modified with copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) was investigated. The rGO-CuNPs composite was successfully synthesized by a simple chemical reduction step and then characterized by microscopic and electrochemical techniques. The rGO-CuNPs modified glassy carbon (GC) electrode was applied successfully in the direct electrochemical detection of isotretinoin in a 0.2 mol L-1 phosphate buffer solution (PBS - pH 7.0) solution (as the electrolyte). Differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) was the methodology used. The presented method displayed linearity in the concentration range from 02 to 3.0 mu mol L-1 with a limit of detection (LOD) of 15.3 nmol L-1. This is the lowest LOD for isotretinoin reported in the literature using an electroanalytical approach. The proposed sensor was applied in the determination of isotretinoin in synthetic plasmatic serum with a recovery of 91% from the original signal. (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)