The electrochemical behaviors and adsorption properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes such as SWNT,SWNT-COOH,and SWNT-OH and multi-walled carbon nanotubes including MWNT,MWNT-COOH,and MWNT-OH modified at a graphite electrode have been investigated by using [Fe(CN)6]3-anion and [Co(phen)3]3+ cation.It was shown that shows good redox reversibility of [Fe(CN)6]3-/4-reactions on the existed carbon nanotubes(CNT) modified electrode.Based on the strong adsorptive property of [Co(phen)3]3+ on the CNT surface,the [Co(phen)3]3+/CNT modified graphite electrode can be obtained by progressive potential sweeping and developed to monitor quantitatively 6-mercaptopurine(6-MP).The adsorption capacity of [Co(phen)3]3+ on the multi-walled carbon nanotubes is higher than that of single-walled carbon nanotubes.For the carbon nanotubes with carboxylic or hydroxyl functionalized groups(CNT-COOH or CNT-OH),the adsorbed intensity was weakened,where the adsorptive intensity on the CNT-COOH surface was better.In addition,there was an obvious interaction between [Co(phen)3]3+ and 6-MP.6-MP was detected by monitoring the reductive current values of the [Co(phen)3]3+-6-MP complex generated by the interaction of [Co(phen)3]3+ on the CNT modified graphite electrode with 6-MP.


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