Silica-modified electrode for the selective detection of mercury

Abstract : Pure silica particles were dispersed within carbon paste and the resulting modified electrode was applied to the selective voltammetric detection of mercury(II) species after their accumulation at open circuit. The remarkable selectivity observed between pH 4 and 7 was attributed to the intrinsic adsorption mechanism which involves a condensation reaction between mercury(II) hydroxide and hydroxyl groups on the silica surface, leading to the formation of an inner-sphere-type surface complex. After optimization with respect to the electrode composition, the detection medium, and the voltammetric scan mode, a linear response was obtained in the concentration range between 2 × 10−7 M to 1 × 10−5 M, by applying anodic stripping square wave voltammetry. Various silica samples were used and their sorption behavior was discussed in relation to their specific surface area and porosity. The effect of chloride and pH on the accumulation of mercury(II) on silica was also investigated.
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Alain Walcarius, Jérôme Devoy, Jacques Bessière. Silica-modified electrode for the selective detection of mercury. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Springer Verlag, 2000, 4 (6), pp.330-336. ⟨10.1007/s100080000109⟩. ⟨hal-01942032⟩

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