Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 47, Issue 11, pp 1261–1271 | Cite as

Hydrogen peroxide sensor based on electrodeposited Prussian blue film

  • Si-Yuan Lu
  • Yihao Chen
  • Xufei Fang
  • Xue Feng
Research Article
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  1. Sensors


Prussian blue (PB) films have been widely used for blood glucose monitoring. Here, we present the strategy to improve the performance and sensitivity of PB film for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) monitoring by using modified gold electrode for hydrogen peroxide monitoring. The microstructure of the studied electrodes was characterized using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The electrochemical properties of experimental electrodes were obtained via cyclic voltammograms and chronoamperometry methods. The results show that the thickness of deposited PB film is increased with the deposition time. The PB-modified electrode exhibits the widest linear range and best operational stability after being electrochemically deposited for 240 s. The highest sensitivity for experimental electrodes is obtained on samples deposited for 40 s (341 mA cm−2 M−1), indicating that a thinner PB film with certain critical thickness can accelerate the exchanging rate of K+ between PB lattice and the tested solution.

Graphical Abstract


Hydrogen peroxide Prussian blue Electrochemical deposition Electrochemically modified sensor 



We gratefully acknowledge the support from the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2015CB351900), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11222220, 11320101001, 11625207), and Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Si-Yuan Lu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yihao Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xufei Fang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xue Feng
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.AML, School of Aerospace EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Mechanics and MaterialsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbHDüsseldorfGermany

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