Analytical applications of solid and paste amalgam electrodes

Bogdan Yosypchuk, Jiří Barek

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The review describes working and reference electrodes based on solid and/or paste amalgams and their application for voltammetric, amperometric, and potentiometric determination of both inorganic and organic analytes. Attention is paid to their preparation, pre-treatment and possible modification, and their application in classical voltammetric arrangements, in flowing systems (HPLC-ED, FIA-ED), and in adsorptive transfer stripping voltammetry. The review confirms that amalgam electrodes can successfully substitute mercury electrodes and, in some special cases, offer possibilities not available to mercury electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-203
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Amperometric amalgam detector
  • Paste amalgam electrode
  • Potentiometry
  • Reference amalgam electrode
  • Solid amalgam electrode
  • Voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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