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Microchimica Acta

, 186:688 | Cite as

A molecularly imprinted photoelectrochemical sensor based on the use of Bi2S3 for sensitive determination of dioctyl phthalate

  • Xiuqi Li
  • Li Zhong
  • Ruilin Liu
  • Xiaoping WeiEmail author
  • Jianping LiEmail author
Original Paper
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Abstract

A molecularly imprinted polymer photoelectrochemical (MIP-PEC) sensor based on bismuth sulfide (Bi2S3) is described for the determination of the plasticizer dioctyl phthalate (DOP). Bi2S3 was used as the photoelectrical converter of the sensor, and visible light was utilized as the excitation source. The molecular imprinting film was prepared through the electropolymerization of monomers in the presence of DOP. Under optimal experimental conditions, the photoelectrochemical response was linearly proportional to the logarithm of the DOP concentration in the 0.5–70 pM DOP concentration range, and the detection limit was 0.1 pM. The method is highly stable and reproducible. It was applied to the determination of DOP in spiked water samples.

Graphical abstract

A novel molecularly imprinted photoelectrochemical sensor with high sensitivity and high selectivity based on Bi2S3 was developed for dioctyl phthalate detection. Bi2S3 was firstly used as a photoelectric converter in photoelectrochemical sensor to improve the sensitivity of the sensor. Combining photocurrent measurement with molecular imprinting technique makes the sensor highly selective.

Keywords

Photoelectrochemical sensor Molecular imprinted Dioctyl phthalate Bismuth sulfide Nanoparticle Current-time method 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 21765006), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Province of China (Project No. 2015GXNSFFA139005, 2018GXNSFAA138145), and Guangxi Colleges and Universities Key Laboratory of Food Safety and Detection.

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Conflict of interest

There are no conflicts to declare.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and BioengineeringGuilin University of TechnologyGuangxiChina
  2. 2.Guangxi Key Laboratory of Electrochemical and Magnetochemical Function MaterialsGuangxiChina

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