A sensitive and selective electrochemical sensor based on molecularly imprinted polymer for the assay of teriflunomide

corman M. E., Cetinkaya A., ARMUTCU ÇORMAN C., Atici E. B., UZUN L., ÖZKAN S. A.

TALANTA, vol.249, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 249
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.talanta.2022.123689
  • Journal Name: TALANTA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, L'Année philologique, Aerospace Database, Analytical Abstracts, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Linguistic Bibliography, MEDLINE, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Teriflunomide, Molecularly imprinted polymer, Electropolymerization, Voltammetry, Drug analysis, HUMAN PLASMA
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, pyrrole-histidine has been designed, synthesized and, used as a novel functional monomer to fabricate a molecularly imprinted electrochemical sensor for the selective and sensitive detection of teriflunomide (TER). The molecularly imprinted thin film of electrochemical sensor was constructed by directly electropolymerization of co-polymer of pyrrole-histidine (PyHis) with pyrrole in the presence of a template, TER, on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). After electropolymerization, the structure and morphology of the fabricated MIP sensor were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and its electrochemical parameters such as cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The poly (pyrrole-co-pyrrole-histidine) [Poly (Py-co-PyHis)]@MIP/GCE sensor have a linear TER concentration in the of 0.1-1.0 pM with a low detection limit of 11.38 fM. The present strategy for electrochemical sensor have been also showed excellent recovery in synthetic serum samples and tablet dosage form with the recoveries 97.56% and 100.35%, respectively. The developed [Poly (Py-co-PyHis)]@MIP/GCE sensor exhibited an excellent electrochemical response for TER due to the synergistic effect of conducting polymer and molecularly imprinting techniques.