Spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization of benzoylglycine- modified glassy carbon electrode: Electrocatalytic effect towards dioxygen reduction in aqueous media

Isbir-Turan A. A., Üstünda Z., Eksi H., Güzel R., Solak A. O.

Spectroscopy Letters, vol.44, no.3, pp.158-167, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00387010.2010.487508
  • Journal Name: Spectroscopy Letters
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-167
  • Police Academy Affiliated: No


Present work aims to create a benzoylglycine (BG)-modified glassy carbon (GC) substrate exploiting the electroreduction of diazonium salts. Dopamine was used to confirm the attachment of benzoylglycine molecules onto the glassy carbon surface by observing the blockage of the electron transfer using cyclic voltammetry (CV). BG-modified GC surface (BG-GC) was also characterized by Raman spectroscopy and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques. The ellipsometric thickness of the BG film was measured as approximately 14nm for seven CV cycles. The electrocatalytic effect of BG-GC electrode surface against dioxygen reduction was investigated. The catalytic effect for dioxygen reduction of the BG-GC surface was compared with that of 2-benzo[c]cinnoline, 2-benzo[c]cinnoline 6-oxide- and diethylene glycol bis(2-aminophenyl)ether- modified GC surfaces to clarify the mechanism of catalysis of the surfaces in terms of molecular structure. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.