Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1994, 59, 309-321

Polarographic and Voltammetric Determination of 7-[4-Methyl-5-phenyl-2-(1,2,3-triazolyl)]-3-phenylcoumarin

Jiří Bareka and Roman Hrnčířb

a UNESCO Laboratory of Environmental Electrochemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic
b Severochema Cooperative, 461 71 Liberec, Czech Republic


The polarographic behaviour of the optical whitening agent 7-[4-methyl-5-phenyl-2-(1,2,3-triazolyl)]-3-phenylcoumarin was studied in mixed aqueous-methanolic solutions. Conditions were found for quantitating the substance by tast polarography, differential pulse polarography, differential pulse voltammetry at a hanging mercury drop electrode, and adsorption stripping voltammetry over the concentration regions of 2 - 10, 0.1 - 10, 0.02 - 1 and 0.004 - 1 μmol l-1, respectively. The methods developed were applied to a direct determination of the substance in a technological product.