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Polypyrrole coated mercury film electrodes for sono-ASV analysis of cadmium and lead

Tsai, YC, Davis, J, Compton, RG, Ito, S and Ono, N (2001) Polypyrrole coated mercury film electrodes for sono-ASV analysis of cadmium and lead. ELECTROANALYSIS, 13 (1). pp. 7-12. [Journal article]

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The feasibility of using reduced polypyrrole (PP), poly(acenaphtho[1,2-c]pyrrole) (PANP), and poly(4,9-dihydro-o-benzenonaphtho[2,3-c]pyrrole) (PDBNP) coated mercury thin film glassy carbon electrodes for the anodic stripping voltammetric determination of cadmium and lead in the presence of ultrasound is examined. The magnitude of the stripping peak for a given solution of cadmium and lead in 0.1 M acetate buffer at the polymer coated electrodes was found to follow the order of PDBNP > PANP > PP. This is rationalized in terms of the structure of the polymer chains. The influence of surfactants on the stripping response was investigated. Four types of surfactant were examined: sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), Triton X-100 (TX), bovine serum albumin (BSA), and dodecyl pyridinium chloride (DPC). While each was found to have a deleterious effect on peak height, it was found that the PDBNP coated electrode performed well in the presence of SDS solution. The three mercury film glassy carbon electrodes were found to be mechanically resistant under sonication as shown by atomic force microscopy (AFM).

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:14380
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:01 Jul 2010 08:55
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 10:18

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