Differential pulse voltammetric determination of selected nitro-compounds on silver, solid silver composite, and solid graphite composite electrodes

Tomáš Navrátil, Jiří Barek, Světlana Fašinová-Šebková

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Three different types of solid electrodes, namely silver electrode, silver composite electrode containing 20% (m/m) of silver powder, 20% (m/m) of graphite powder and 60% (m/m) of methacrylate resin and graphite composite electrode containing 30% (m/m) of graphite powder and 70% (m/m) of epoxy resin were tested for differential pulse voltammetric determination of selected genotoxic nitro-compounds using 2-nitronaphthalene, 6-nitroquinoline, and 5-nitrobenzimidazole as model compounds. It was found that all three electrodes can be used for the determination of micromolar concentrations of tested model substances, the limit of detection and other figures of merits being dependent both on the electrode used and the substance to be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
Issue number3-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • 2-nitronaphthalene
  • 5-nitrobenzimidazole
  • 6-nitroquinoline
  • Differential pulse voltammetry
  • Graphite composite electrode
  • Silver composite electrode
  • Silver electrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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