Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2006, 71, 1571-1587

Polarographic and Voltammetric Determination of Trace Amounts of 3-Nitrofluoranthene

Karel Čížek, Jiří Barek* and Jiří Zima

UNESCO Laboratory of Environmental Electrochemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, 128 43 Prague 2, Czech Republic


The polarographic behavior of 3-nitrofluoranthene was investigated by DC tast polarography (DCTP) and differential pulse polarography (DPP), both at a dropping mercury electrode, differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and adsorptive stripping voltammetry (AdSV), both at a hanging mercury drop electrode. Optimum conditions have been found for its determination by the given methods in the concentration ranges of 1 × 10-6-1 × 10-4 mol l-1 (DCTP), 1 × 10-7-1 × 10-4 mol l-1 (DPP), 1 × 10-8-1 × 10-6 mol l-1 (DPV) and 1 × 10-9-1 × 10-7 mol l-1 (AdSV), respectively. Practical applicability of these techniques was demonstrated on the determination of 3-nitrofluoranthene in drinking and river water after its preliminary separation and preconcentration using liquid-liquid and solid phase extraction with the limits of determination 4 × 10-10 mol l-1 (drinking water) and 2 × 10-9 mol l-1 (river water).

Keywords: DC tast polarography; Differential pulse voltammetry; Adsorptive stripping voltammetry; Nitro compounds; Solid phase extraction; Water; Electrochemistry.

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