Determination of nitrophenols in drinking and river water by differential pulse voltammetry at boron-doped diamond film electrode

Jana Musilová, Jiří Barek, Karolina Pecková

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A differential pulse voltammetric method was developed for the determination of 2-nitrophenol, 4-nitrophenol and 2,4-dinitrophenol at a boron-doped diamond film electrode using electrochemical reduction and of 4-nitrophenol and 2,4-dinitrophenol using electrochemical oxidation. The method was successfully applied for the direct determination of these compounds in drinking and river water in the concentration range from 4×10-7 to 2×10-5mol L-1. To improve the limit of quantification, a preconcentration by solid phase extraction from 100mL and 1000mL of water samples was used with limit of determination around 2×10-8 and 2×10-7mol L-1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1236-1244
Number of pages9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Boron-doped diamond film electrode
  • Differential pulse voltammetry
  • Drinking water
  • Nitrophenols
  • River water
  • Solid phase extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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