Investigation into the voltammetric behaviour and detection of selenium(IV) at metal electrodes in diverse electrolyte media
2011 (English)In: Analytica Chimica Acta, ISSN 0003-2670, E-ISSN 1873-4324, Vol. 699, no 2, 127-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The voltammetric behaviour of selenium(IV) was studied at platinum and gold electrodes in sulphuricacid, perchloric acid and potassium chloride media as a basis for its voltammetric detection. The bestvoltammetric behaviour was recorded at gold electrodes with perchloric acid as the supporting electrolyte.The concomitant presence of metals, such as copper or lead, and of model biomolecules, suchas bovine serum albumin, in the solution resulted in a deterioration of the electrochemical response forselenium(IV). Quantitative detection of selenium(IV) by square wave anodic stripping voltammetry atboth a millimetre-sized gold disc electrode and a microband electrode array revealed linear responsesto selenium concentration in the ranges 5–15 M and 0.1–10 M, respectively, with 60 s preconcentration.The sensitivities were 6.4 A M−1 cm−2 and 100 A M−1 cm−2 at the disc and the microband array,respectively. The detection limit at the microband electrode array was 25 nM, illustrating the potentialityof such microelectrodes for the development of mercury-free analytical methods for the trace detectionof selenium(IV).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 699, no 2, 127-133 p.
Selenium, Gold electrode, Microelectrode array, Anodic stripping voltammetry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-92110DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2011.05.027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-92110DiVA: diva2:620159