Electrode Prepared with Combination of Different Conductive Polymers for Hydroquinone Determination in River Water

Ulker E., KAVANOZ M.

ACTA CHIMICA SLOVENICA, vol.63, no.1, pp.47-54, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.17344/acsi.2015.1897
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-54
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Modified electrode based on combination of different conductive polymers (polyaniline -poly(3-methylthiophene) poly( 3,3'-diaminobenzidine) (PANI - P3MT - PDAB)) was previously synthesized in dichloromethane containing HClO4 and tetrabutylammoniumperchlorate (TBAP) as supporting electrolyte. Herein, the determination of hydroquinone (HQ) with amperometric I-t method over this modified and its homopolymers coated electrode was successfully carried out in river water as a real sample and in solution consisting of NaHSO4/Na2SO4 (pH 2.0). For this method, potentials between 0.45 V and 0.65 V were applied and the best analytical response was obtained at 0.55 V using this modified electrode when compared to its homopolymers. The limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), the linear dynamic range and regression coefficient (R-2) were found as 1.31 x 10(-4) mM, 4.37 x 10(-4) mM, 4.37 x 10(-4)-95.0 mM and 0.998, respectively. These results were compared to homopolymers coated and uncoated Pt electrodes. For checking on the accuracy of the developed method and the matrices interference, determination of HQ was performed in artificially contaminated river water samples with HQ concentration of 5.0 mM and 10.0 mM using this modified electrode and recovery values were calculated as 100.6% and 100.1%, respectively.