Polarographic and voltammetric determination of trace amounts of 3-nitrofluoranthene

Karel Čížek, Jiří Barek, Jiří Zima

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The polarographic behavior of 3-nitrofluoranthene was investigated by DC tast polarography (DCTP) and differential pulse polarography (DPP), both at a dropping mercury electrode, differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and adsorptive stripping voltammetry (AdSV), both at a hanging mercury drop electrode. Optimum conditions have been found for its determination by the given methods in the concentration ranges of 1 × 10-6-1 × 10-4 mol 1-1 (DCTP), 1 × 10-7-1 × 10-4 mol 1-1 (DPP), 1 × 10-8 × 10-6 mol 1-1 (DPV) and 1 × 10-9-1 × 10-7 mol 1-1 (AdSV), respectively. Practical applicability of these techniques was demonstrated on the determination of 3-nitrofluoranthene in drinking and river water after its preliminary separation and preconcentration using liquid-liquid and solid phase extraction with the limits of determination 4 × 10-10 mol 1-1 (drinking water) and 2 × 10-9 mol 1-1 (river water).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571-1587
Number of pages17
JournalCollection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorptive stripping voltammetry
  • DC tast polarography
  • Differential pulse voltammetry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Nitro compounds
  • Solid phase extraction
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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