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For use in aqueous solutions only.  Do not use with non-aqueous solvents.

These low-cost, screen-printed electrodes (SPEs) are suitable for use in the teaching laboratory or as a platform for biosensor research.  Fabricated using the same technology found in most blood glucose sensors, the electrode pattern includes a carbon working electrode, a carbon counter electrode, and a silver/silver chloride (Ag/AgCl) reference electrode.

Pine Research offers two Compact Voltammetry Kits (see the table below) for working with these SPEs  without the need for banana plugs or alligator cables.

 

See "Description" tab below for additional precautions and information.

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# Description Price in USD
Working Electrode - 2 mm OD
RRPE1001C-10

Screen-Printed Carbon Electrodes
10-pack, 2 mm OD working electrode

RRPE1001C-50

Screen-Printed Carbon Electrodes
50-pack, 2 mm OD working electrode

RRPE1001C-100

Screen-Printed Carbon Electrodes
100-pack, 2 mm OD working electrode

Working Electrode - 4 x 5 mm
RRPE1002C-10

Screen-Printed Carbon Electrodes
10-pack, 4 x 5 mm working electrode

RRPE1002C-50

Screen-Printed Carbon Electrodes
50-pack, 4 x 5 mm working electrode

RRPE1002C-100

Screen-Printed Carbon Electrodes
100-pack, 4 x 5 mm working electrode

Complete Cell Kits
AKSPEKIT

Compact Voltammetry Cell Kit
includes cell grip, cell cap, cell, starter pack of screen-printed electrode, generic mini-USB style to banana jack cell cable

[CVC-LOW]

Compact Voltammetry Cell - Low Volume Kit
for use with small quantities of enzymes or organometallic compounds

For use in aqueous solutions only.  Do not use with non-aqueous solvents.

These inexpensive screen-printed electrodes (SPEs) have a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate, carbon working and counter electrodes, and a silver/silver chloride (Ag/AgCl) built-in reference electrode.  A blue insulating dielectric material is coated on the PET substrate around the electrodes.  Pine Research offers a Compact Voltammetry Starter Kit for working with these SPEs.  Each SPE card can be conveniently plugged into a custom grip mount without the need for banana plugs or alligator cables.  The grip mount is, in turn, fits onto a custom cap which threads onto a disposable 20 mL scintillation vial.

The custom grip contains an edge card connector, where each SPE card is plugged into.  Carbon SPEs are thinner than the ceramic SPEs (0.36 mm vs 0.67 mm); thus, one or more “spacers” are needed to mount the carbon SPE so that it can maintain proper electrical contact with the edge card connector.  Spacers, also made of PET and about a third in length compared to a carbon SPE card, are included with the purchase of carbon SPEs.  It is important to keep the spacer above the solution level, as capillary action will draw electrolyte into the contact area, leading to a possible short of the electrode circuit and eventual corrosion of the edge card connector.

The carbon working electrode comes in either a 2 mm OD circle or a 4 x 5 mm square pattern.  The carbon counter electrode is a large surface area “U”-shape, and the silver/silver chloride reference electrode is a small circle next to the working electrode.

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All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Document # Title
Product Information

DRP10036

Screen-Printed Electrodes Product Information
click here to download (2 MB download)

DRB10156

Screen-Printed Electrode Brochure
click here to download (981 KB download)

Educational Laboratory Applications of Screen-Printed Electrodes

DRL10003

Electrochemical Based Enzymatic Determination of Glucose in Beverages
click here to download (757 KB download)

DRL10006

Electrochemical Analysis of Acetaminophen in a Common Pain Relief Medication
click here to download (836 KB download)

DRL10008

Anodic Stripping Analysis Of Lead In Water Laboratory
click here to download (882 KB download)

DRL10009

Exploring Faradays Law with Inexpensive Screen-Printed Electrodes
click here to download (548 KB download)

Below are selected product references:

Screen-Printed 2 mm OD Carbon Electrodes (10-pack) [RRPE1001C-10]
Screen-Printed 2 mm OD Carbon Electrodes (50-pack) [RRPE1001C-50]
Screen-Printed 2 mm OD Carbon Electrodes (100-pack) [RRPE1001C-100]
Screen-Printed 5x4 mm Carbon Electrodes (10-pack) [RRPE1002C-10]
Screen-Printed 5x4 mm Carbon Electrodes (50-pack) [RRPE1002C-50]
Screen-Printed 5x4 mm Carbon Electrodes (100-pack) [RRPE1002C-100]
Compact Voltammetry Cell - Starter Kit [AKSPEKIT]
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