Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1994, 59, 294-308

Determination of Acridine, Benz[c]acridine and Dibenz[a,h]acridine by Fast Scan Differential Pulse Voltammetry and Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry

Jiří Barek, Jaroslav Matějka and Jiří Zima

UNESCO Laboratory of Environmental Electrochemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic


The behaviour of the title compounds in fast scan differential pulse voltammetry and adsorptive stripping voltammetry was studied and the optimum conditions were found for their determination by FS DPV over the concentration region of (2 - 100) .10-7 mol l-1 and by AdSV over the concentration regions of (2 - 10) .10-8 mol l-1 for acridine and dibenz[a,h]acridine and (2 - 100) .10-9 mol l-1 for benz[c]acridine. Practical applicability of the methods to the monitoring of the chemical efficiency of destruction of the carcinogens with potassium permanganate was tested.