Determining the parameters governing the electrochemical stability of thiols and disulfides self-assembled monolayer on gold electrodes in physiological medium
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Colleges, School and Institutes
Herein we study the electrochemical potential-dependent and time-dependent stability of thiols and disulfides as self-assembled monolayers on gold electrodes. The stability of four representative sulfur-containing compounds: 3-mercaptopropionic acid, 2-mercaptoethanol, 1,4-dithiothreitol and dl-thioctic acid, was assessed in simulated physiological conditions (i.e. phosphate buffer saline). The stability of these molecules was evaluated using cyclic voltammetry and step-potential chronoamperometry. Coordination of the thiols and disulfides significantly affects the stability of the self-assembled monolayer. In addition, studies performed using gold single crystal (100) and (111) electrodes show the superior binding strength of the SAM on the Au(100) surface structure.
|Journal||Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry|
|Early online date||20 Jul 2017|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 20 Jul 2017|
- Self-assembly monolayer of thiols, disulfides , electrochemistry , desorption , surface structure