An Amperometric Sensor for Sunset Yellow FCF Detection Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polypyrrole


An electrochemical method for fast detecting the concentration of sunset yellow FCF in wine samples was developed in this study. The sensor based on imprinted films which fabricated by electropolymerization of pyrrole on a glassy carbon electrode in the presence of sunset yellow FCF as the template. Comparing to the polypyrrole non-imprinted modified (NIP) electrode, the polypyrrole molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) electrode improved the electrochemical performance of the sensor significantly. The peak current at about 0.26 V was linear with the concentration of sunset yellow FCF from 0.4 to 2 μM and from 2 to 8 μM. It can be used for more than 10 times to maintain a stable response result. The sensor had the good selectivity on sunset yellow FCF, amaranth and tartrazine, which the selection factors were 1.00, 0.80 and 0.85respectively.

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J. Xu, Y. Zhang, H. Zhou, M. Wang, P. Xu and J. Zhang, "An Amperometric Sensor for Sunset Yellow FCF Detection Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polypyrrole," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 10B, 2012, pp. 159-162. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.410B041.

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