The oxidation of dopamine (DA) on a boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrode was investigated using in situ attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR) and infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRAS). Voltammogram showed multiple anodic/cathodic peaks for the oxidation/reduction of DA and its oxidized derivatives on the BDD electrode. The oxidation/reduction species on the surface and in solution were assigned using ATR-IR and IRAS, respectively. The anodic oxidation of DA promoted polymerization, and the polymerized DA (PDA) was continuously deposited on BDD without being reduced by potential cycles, which resulted in the irreversible behavior of the voltammogram. A decrease in the oxidation current of DA by potential cycles was due to the deposition of PDA. Some intermediate quinone species, such as dopaminequinone and dopaminechrome, were reversibly reduced to hydroquinone.
- Attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy
- Boron doped diamond
- Infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Chemistry
- General Materials Science