Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2011, 76, 131-142
Published online 2011-01-27 09:41:15

Cathodic stripping voltammetry of clothianidin: Application to environmental studies

Dariusz Guziejewski, Sławomira Skrzypek*, Adam Łuczak and Witold Ciesielski

Lodz University, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Instrumental Analysis, Pomorska 163, 90-236 Lodz, Poland


A new, rapid and very sensitive electrochemical method for the determination of a new pesticide clothianidin in tap and river water was developed. The electrochemical reduction and determination of clothianidin have been carried out at a hanging mercury drop electrode (HMDE) in various aqueous solutions in the pH range of 2–10 by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and cathodic stripping square wave voltammetry (SW CSV). The best results were obtained for the clothianidin determination by SW CSV method in 0.04 mol l–1 Britton Robinson buffer at pH 8.1. Various conditions of the procedure were checked. Elaborated electroanalytical procedure enable clothianidin determination in the concentration range of 2.0 × 10–8–9.9 × 10–7 mol l–1. The limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) were obtained as 2.00 × 10–9 and 2.36 × 10–8 mol l–1, respectively. Precision and accuracy of the developed method were checked by recovery studies in spiked tap and river water. The voltammetric determination has been validated using HPLC with UV detection.

Keywords: Clothianidin; Voltammetry; Determination; Environmental sample.

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