TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.36, no.4, pp.593-600, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
The potential application of biochemically modified electrodes was investigated for construction of a drug biosensor. The electrocatalytic response of lidocaine was examined through modified electrodes using the electron transfer ability of hemoglobin (Hb) immobilized on gold film modified with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA). According to the results of voltammetric studies, Au/MPA/Hb electrodes exhibited high sensitivity and good electrocatalytic activity for the reduction of lidocaine, motivating us to construct drug biosensors. With this study, a new electroanalytical procedure is proposed for the determination of lidocaine level in medical applications or therapeutic formulations containing lidocaine as the active ingredient.