Carbon electrode fabrication from pyrolyzed parylene C. Academic Article uri icon


  • Carbon electrodes coupled with electrochemical detection have been used extensively for the investigation of biogenic amines. Herein we report the fabrication and characterization of carbonaceous electrodes prepared from pyrolyzed parylene C (PPC) films. High-aspect ratio carbonaceous microelectrodes have been prepared by masking PPC coated pipets with an insulating parylene C film. PPC thin film electrodes were characterized electrochemically, spectroscopically, and with electron microscopy. The procedures described here offer a route to fabrication of thin film carbon electrodes that can be patterned and produced in parallel. These electrodes are similar to carbon electrodes derived from pyrolyzed photoresist films but do not require spin-coating or lithography and can readily coat three-dimensional surfaces.

published proceedings

  • Anal Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Morton, K. C., Morris, C. A., Derylo, M. A., Thakar, R., & Baker, L. A.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Morton, Kirstin C||Morris, Celeste A||Derylo, Maksymilian A||Thakar, Rahul||Baker, Lane A

publication date

  • July 2011