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A study of the preconcentration and stripping voltammetry of Pb(II) at carbon electrodes

Bartlett, P. N., Denuault, G. and Sousa, M. F. B. (2000) A study of the preconcentration and stripping voltammetry of Pb(II) at carbon electrodes Analyst, 125, (6), pp. 1135-1138.

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Both glassy carbon electrodes and carbon fibre microelectrodes were shown to accumulate Pb2+ ions at open circuit, the amount of Pb2+ accumulated being determined by anodic stripping voltammetry in 0.1 M HCl following the accumulation step. The mechanism of Pb2+ accumulation was investigated by studying the effects of the pH of the solution, the concentration of Pb2+ and the preconcentration time on the amount of Pb2+ accumulated. For a 5 min preconcentration time at open circuit, using a glassy carbon electrode (4 mm diameter) and a carbon fibre microelectrode (8 mm diameter), detection of around 10 nM Pb2+ was obtained for both electrodes. The pH dependence of the amount of Pb2+ accumulated suggests that the Pb2+ ions are complexed by carboxylate groups at the surface of the carbon electrodes. This conclusion is supported by results obtained using basal plane and edge plane pyrolytic graphite electrodes and by studies of the effects of electrochemical oxidation of the glassy carbon surface on the magnitude of the lead stripping peak.

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Published date: 2000
Keywords: paste, electrochemistry


Local EPrints ID: 18896
ISSN: 0003-2654
PURE UUID: 5626ffd5-4ee0-4a20-a03a-a9f80007c1ad
ORCID for P. N. Bartlett: ORCID iD
ORCID for G. Denuault: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 19 Jan 2006
Last modified: 06 Oct 2017 14:50

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Author: P. N. Bartlett ORCID iD
Author: G. Denuault ORCID iD
Author: M. F. B. Sousa

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