Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 2083-2090

Polarographic and voltammetric determination of N,N-dimethyl-4-aminoazobenzene

Jiří Barek and Roman Hrnčíř

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2


Conditions were found for the determination of chemical carcinogen N,N-dimethyl-4-aminoazobenzene by TAST and differential pulse polarography, fast scan differential pulse voltammetry and linear sweep voltammetry at a hanging mercury drop electrode in a mixed aqueous-methanolic medium. The detection limit of the last two methods, approximately 10-8 mol l-1, can be further lowered by preliminary accumulation of the substance to be determined by adsorption at a working electrode. The applicability of these methods to the analysis of biological materials, directly or combined with an extraction, was demonstrated.