An electrochemical sensor based on a glassy carbon electrode modified with a hybrid film of copper cobalt hexacyanoferrate was prepared for the indirect electrochemical determination of Hg2+. It exploits the formation of a redox inactive complex with thiols. l-cysteine and 1,4-butanedithiol were used, with the former giving more sensitive results. Interference studies were carried out which led to Cu2+ being the major interferent. Exploiting the fact that the response of l-cysteine to Hg2+ is much more rapid compared to Cu2+, the interference from Cu2+ was avoided or minimized by quick measurement of the amperometric current after the addition of the analyte. The modified electrode showed promising results in detecting Hg2+ in spiked mineral water samples.

Copper-cobalt hexacyanoferrate modified glassy carbon electrode for an indirect electrochemical determination of mercury

SHARMA, VIVEK VISHAL;TONELLI, DOMENICA;GUADAGNINI, LORELLA;GAZZANO, MASSIMO
2016

Abstract

An electrochemical sensor based on a glassy carbon electrode modified with a hybrid film of copper cobalt hexacyanoferrate was prepared for the indirect electrochemical determination of Hg2+. It exploits the formation of a redox inactive complex with thiols. l-cysteine and 1,4-butanedithiol were used, with the former giving more sensitive results. Interference studies were carried out which led to Cu2+ being the major interferent. Exploiting the fact that the response of l-cysteine to Hg2+ is much more rapid compared to Cu2+, the interference from Cu2+ was avoided or minimized by quick measurement of the amperometric current after the addition of the analyte. The modified electrode showed promising results in detecting Hg2+ in spiked mineral water samples.
Vivek Vishal Sharma; Domenica Tonelli; Lorella Guadagnini; Massimo Gazzano
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