Electrochemical oxidation of dihydronicotinadmide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) on single crystal gold electrodes

Xuekun Xing, Meijun Shao, Chung Chiun Liu

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Abstract

The electro-oxidation of dihydronicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) on three low-index basal single crystal gold faces was studied in a phosphate buffer solution. The reaction was found highly structure-sensitive; the Au(100) and Au(111) faces showed a high electrocatalytic activity, while the Au(110) face was much less active. The high electrocatalytic effect was attributed to the oxidation-mediator ability of the partially discharged OH(1-r)- species on the gold surface. The structural effect of the gold faces on the electro-oxidation of NADH may result from the difference in the adsorption of NAD+, via its pyridine moiety as the adsorption site, on the different gold faces. The possibility of developing a highly sensitive NADH sensor based on the electrochemical faceting technique is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Volume406
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Apr 1996

Keywords

  • Electrode
  • Gold
  • NADH
  • Oxidation

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