Polarographic and voltammetric determination of Ostacetate Blue P3R

Jiří Barek, Jitka Beranová, Arnold G. Fogg, Viktor Mejstřík, Josino C. Moreira, Jiří Zima

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The polarographic behaviour of anthraquinone dye Ostacetate Blue P3R in a mixed water-ethanol (1:9) medium was investigated, and optimal conditions were found for its determination by DC tast polarography in the 20-700 μmol l-1 concentration range, by differential pulse polarography at a dropping mercury electrode in the 1-70 μmol l-1 concentration range, as well as by differential pulse voltammetry at a hanging mercury drop electrode in the 0.2-1 μmol l-1 concentration range. The sensitivity of the determination can be further improved through adsorptive accumulation of the test substance on the surface of the hanging mercury drop electrode; five minutes accumulation in unstirred solution allows determination in the 0.02-1 μmol l-1 concentration range. Practical applicability of the newly developed methods in river water was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Anthraquinone dyes
  • Ostacetate Blue P3R
  • Polarography
  • Voltammetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Environmental Chemistry

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