Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 217–227 | Cite as

A high-performance, disposable screen-printed carbon electrode modified with multi-walled carbon nanotubes/graphene for ultratrace level electrochemical sensors

  • Patiya Pasakon
  • Johannes Philipp Mensing
  • Ditsayut Phokaratkul
  • Chanpen Karuwan
  • Tanom Lomas
  • Anurat Wisitsoraat
  • Adisorn TuantranontEmail author
Research Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Sensors


In this work, a screen-printed carbon paste electrode (SPCE) combined with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MCNT) and graphene (GP) in different mixing ratios was fabricated. Electrode materials were characterized by scanning electron microscopy as well as Raman spectroscopy and their performance as electrochemical sensors was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry. Results showed that SPCEs composited with 1 w% MCNT and 1 w% graphene achieved the most promising sensing performance for K4FeCN6 with a sensitivity of 0.0054 µA µM−1 and limit of detection (LOD) (3S/N) at 3.1 µM. The so-prepared electrode was then employed to detect H2O2 and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+/NADH) achieving sensitivity and LOD of 0.0027 µA µM−1 and 7.1 µM for H2O2, and 0.0075 µA µM−1 and 3.6 µM for NADH, respectively. Therefore, it was found that the addition of MCNT and graphene to commercial carbon paste for screen printable electrochemical sensor is feasible for fabrication of sensing electrodes for electrochemical detection.

Graphical abstract


Screen-printed carbon paste electrode (SPCE) Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MCNT) Graphene (GP) Electrochemical detection 



The authors are grateful for the research grant for project (P1851485) from National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and from Thailand Research Fund for TRF Research Team Promotion Grant (RTA6180004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patiya Pasakon
    • 1
  • Johannes Philipp Mensing
    • 1
  • Ditsayut Phokaratkul
    • 2
  • Chanpen Karuwan
    • 1
  • Tanom Lomas
    • 1
  • Anurat Wisitsoraat
    • 2
  • Adisorn Tuantranont
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Graphene and Printed Electronics Research Team (GPE)National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)KhlongluangThailand
  2. 2.Opto-Electrochemical Sensing Research Team (OEC)National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)KhlongluangThailand

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