Chemical Modification of Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes for Applications to Biosensors and Biosensing

Jana Svítková, Teodora Ignat, Ľubomír Švorc, Ján Labuda, Jiří Barek

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Boron-doped diamond (BDD) is a prospective electrode material that possesses many exceptional properties including wide potential window, low noise, low and stable background current, chemical and mechanical stability, good biocompatibility, and last but not least exceptional resistance to passivation. These characteristics extend its usability in various areas of electrochemistry as evidenced by increasing number of published articles over the past two decades. The idea of chemically modifying BDD electrodes with molecular species attached to the surface for the purpose of creating a rational design has found promising applications in the past few years. BDD electrodes have appeared to be excellent substrate materials for various chemical modifications and subsequent application to biosensors and biosensing. Hence, this article presents modification strategies that have extended applications of BDD electrodes in electroanalytical chemistry. Different methods and steps of surface modification of this electrode material for biosensing and construction of biosensors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-256
Number of pages9
JournalCritical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Biosensing
  • biosensor
  • boron-doped diamond electrode
  • chemically modified electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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