Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2005, 70, 154-167

Study of Ultrathin Prussian Blue Films Using in situ Electrochemical Surface Plasmon Resonance

Stelian Lupua, Laura Piganib, Renato Seeberb,*, Fabio Terzib and Chiara Zanardib

a Department of Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Polizu Gheorghe 1-3, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
b Department of Chemistry, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, via G. Campi 183, 41100 Modena, Italy


Characterisation of ultrathin Prussian Blue films has been performed using in situ electrochemical surface plasmon resonance technique. Prussian Blue films have been prepared by potentiostatic method on a gold-coated glass surface plasmon resonance sensor. The electrochemical reduction of Prussian Blue to Prussian White and oxidation to Berlin Green are accompanied by a change of the refractive index; the system shows repeating voltammetric responses over subsequent potential cycles. The surface plasmon resonance signal is capable of evidencing minute electrochemically induced changes in the inorganic film coating the electrode.

Keywords: Surface plasmon resonance; Prussian Blue; Modified electrodes; Ultrathin films; Cyclic voltammetry; Chronoamperometry; Electrodeposition; Electrochemistry.

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