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    Physiological monitoring of tissue pH: In vitro characterisation and in vivo validation of a quinone-modified carbon paste electrode

    Herdman, Karen and Breslin, Carmel B. and Finnerty, Niall J. (2019) Physiological monitoring of tissue pH: In vitro characterisation and in vivo validation of a quinone-modified carbon paste electrode. Electrochimica Acta, 298. pp. 484-495. ISSN 0013-4686

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    he fluctuation of physiological pH from homeostatic levels has the potential to cause life threatening complications unless counteracted in a timely manner. Therefore, the development of reliable and accurate sensors for the continuous monitoring of pH is of vital importance for clinical monitoring. Herein, we describe the extensive in vitro characterisation of a quinone-modified carbon paste electrode (CPE) and its subsequent in vivo validation in the peripheral tissue of anaesthetised rats. Sensocompatibility investigations identified stable and accurate measurements in lipid (phosphatidylethanolamine; PEA) and protein (bovine serum albumin; BSA) solutions when the pH sensor was continuously cycled for nine hours in the physiological contaminants. The influence of endogenous electroactive molecules e.g., ascorbic acid and uric acid and pharmacological interferents e.g., acetaminophen and acetylsalicylic acid was deemed negligible on the pH sensitive peak. Furthermore, there was no impact of ionic strength and the quinone oxidation peak remained selective for H+ over other endogenous cations. The effect of temperature and a pseudo reference electrode (PRE) on the sensor performance have also been elucidated. The efficacy of the modified-CPE to respond to in vivo tissue pH dynamics was demonstrated using a model of peripheral ischaemia and sodium bicarbonate injections. Collectively, this body of evidence clearly support the ability of the quinone-modified CPE to continuously measure pH fluctuations under physiological conditions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: In vivo; Ischaemia; pH; Continuous monitoring; Voltammetry;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 13598
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    Depositing User: Dr. Carmel Breslin
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 15:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Electrochimica Acta
    Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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