A1 Journal article – refereed
A research of the stability of oxide-covered aluminum surface for electrochemiluminescence probe use




List of Authors: Ala-Kleme Timo
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Electrochimica Acta
Journal name in source: ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA
Journal acronym: ELECTROCHIM ACTA
Volume number: 297
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 0013-4686

Abstract
A research on the effect of different buffers on the pH range of 6-10 on the thin oxide-covered surface of aluminum cathode has been conducted under the conditions corresponding with those generally used in bioaffinity assays or other determinations made by using aluminum probe based on time-resolved cathodic electrochemiluminoimmuno assay (tr-ECLIA or tr-CECLIA) detection. The experiments have been conducted on impedance and cathodic electrochemiluminescence (CECL) basis using a strong long lifetime having electroluminophore Tb(III)-1 chelate where the ligand 1 is 2,6-bis[N, N-bis(carboxymethyl) aminomethyl]-4-benzoylphenol and Ruthenium(II) tris(2,2'-bipyridine) (Ru(bpy)(3)(2+)) as the CECL model luminophores. The results point out that the natural oxide layer at the electrode surface does not essentially change as to its thickness but as to its resistance, it can be concluded that the best buffer in these luminophore determinations based on CECL and Al probe use is borate buffer adjusted to pH around 7-8 where the surface of aluminum has its neutral character. In the bioaffinity assays the meaning of the buffer seems to be more difficult to realize due to the complex character of the surface with plenty of different coatings and special handling steps but still with the aforementioned borate buffer the results were noticed to be the most stabile. The tests also pointed out that the character of the pure aluminum surface and the oxide layer above it without any other coatings could be strongly affected by the surrounding solution composition and in that way to the durability of the aluminum probe already during the quite short exposure times. The reported results are useful especially in the field of CECL based on aluminum probe use but could also in a certain extent to be utilized in a large scale of analysis considering the use of aluminum probes. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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