Poly(cinnamic acid)-modified electrode (PCA /GC) was prepared by potentiostatic technique and was used for determination of uric acid (UA),ascorbic acid (AA),and their mixture by cyclic voltammetry. This modified electrode exhibited a potent and persistent electron-mediating behavior followed by well-separated oxidation peaks toward UA and AA at a scan rate of 50 mV·s-1 with a potential difference of 280 mV,which is large enough to determine UA and AA individually and simultaneously. The catalytic peak current obtained was linearly dependent on the UA and AA concentrations in the range of 2.0×10-6~1.0×10-4 mol·L-1,2.0×10-5~6.0×10-4 mol·L-1 in 0.03 mol·L-1 phosphate buffer (pH 6.0),respectively. The PCA /GC electrode showed good repeatability and could be used for determination of UA in urine samples.


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