Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2000, 65, 1888-1896

Polarographic and Voltammetric Determination of 1-Nitropyrene

Jiří Bareka,*, Jiří Zimaa, Josino C. Moreirab and Alexandr Mucka

a UNESCO Laboratory of Environmental Electrochemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic
b CESTEH/ENSP/FIOCRUZ, Rua Leopoldo Bulhoes, 1480 Manguinhos, 21041-210 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The polarographic behaviour of 1-nitropyrene was investigated by tast polarography, differential pulse polarography (both with a dropping mercury electrode), differential pulse voltammetry, and adsorptive stripping voltammetry (both with a hanging mercury drop electrode). Optimum conditions have been found for its determination by the given methods in the concentration ranges 2-100, 0.2-100, 0.1-10, and 0.001-0.01 μmol l-1, respectively.

Keywords: Polarography; Voltammetry; 1-Nitropyrene; Carcinogens; Electrochemistry.

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