Electrochemical Sensor for Simultaneous Determination of Theophylline and Caffeine Based on a Novel poly(folic acid)/graphene Composite Film Modified Electrode

Xiaoli Shu
2017 International Journal of Electrochemical Science  
In this work, a novel poly(folic acid)/ graphene composite film modified electrode was developed to construct an electrochemical sensor for simultaneous determination of theophylline (TP) and caffeine (CAF). The fabrication and characterization of nanocomposite film were investigated in details by electrochemistry and scanning electron microscopy. This new electrochemical sensor displayed superior electrocatalytic property to the oxidation of TP and CAF, which obviously improved the sensitive
more » ... tection of the two compounds in the terms of high sensitivity and wide linear range. Under the optimized experimental conditions, the detection limits were obtained to be 0.03 µ mol L -1 for TP and 0.08 µmol L -1 for CAF, respectively. The novel sensor was successfully used for the simultaneous detection of TP and CAF in food samples.
doi:10.20964/2017.05.37 fatcat:6vs3k77jz5dxtcamqxpvhydmrm