Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2005, 70, 178-187

Voltammetric Determination of Mitomycin c Using a Chemically-Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode

Wanyun Qua,b, Hong Wanga and Kangbing Wua,*

a Department of Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, P. R. China
b Department of Chemistry, Hubei Institute for Nationalities, Enshi 445000, P. R. China


An electrochemical method for the direct determination of mitomycin c (MMC), based on a multi wall carbon nanotube (MWNT)-modified electrode, has been developed. A well-shaped and highly sensitive oxidation peak at 0.79 V was observed on the MWNT-modified electrode for MMC. Further studies show strong evidence that MWNT-modified electrode significantly enhances the sensitivity of determination of MMC since the oxidation peak current of MMC increases remarkably, compared with that with a bare glassy carbon electrode. All the experimental parameters such as pH, scan rate, accumulation conditions, have been examined. A sensitive linear voltammetric response for MMC was obtained over the concentration range of 2.5 × 10-7-1.0 × 10-4 mol/l; the detection limit is 8 × 10-8 mol/l. Compared with other methods, this new-proposed method possesses advantages such as high sensitivity, fast response, low cost and simplicity. Eventually, the proposed method has been successfully employed to detect MMC in urine samples.

Keywords: Analytical methods; Carbon nanotube; Electrochemistry; Electrooxidation; Mitomycin c; Antitumor agents; Chemically modified electrode; DNA binding molecules; Voltammetry.

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