ABSTRACT: This paper describes a facile and effective method to synthesize gold nanoflowers (AuNFs) by a controllable electrodeposition method induced by a L-cysteamine (L-Cys) monolayer self-assembled on the surface of a gold electrode. The AuNFs/L-Cys/Au electrodes were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), cyclic voltammetry, and AC impedance spectroscopy methods. This obtained AuNFs/L-Cys/Au electrode exhibits excellent electrocatalytic activity towards the oxidation of dopamine (DA) due to the synergistic effect of AuNFs and a L-Cys monolayer. Differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) experiment results show that the oxidation peak of DA is separated from the oxidation peaks of ascorbic acid (AA) and uric acid (UA), which can be used to detect DA in the presence of AA and UA, and the results are satisfactory.
Analytical Sciences 01/2011; 27(9):921-7. · 1.25 Impact Factor