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Lead-Selective Membrane Electrodes Based on Dithiophenediazacrown Ether Derivatives


Yang, X and Kumar, N and Chi, H and Hibbert, DB and Alexander, PW, Lead-Selective Membrane Electrodes Based on Dithiophenediazacrown Ether Derivatives, Electroanalysis, 9, (7) pp. 549-553. ISSN 1040-0397 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/elan.1140090709


Three double-armed diazacrown ethers with two thiophene side groups, 7,16-dithenyl-1,4,10,13-tetraoxa-7,16-diazacyclooctadecane (DTDC), 7,16-dithenoyl-1,4,10,13-tetraoxa-7,16-diazacyclooctadecane (DTODC), and 7,16-di-(2-thiopheneacetyl)-1,4,10,13-tetraoxa-7,16-diazacyclooctadecane (DTAODC), have been synthesized and used as novel neutral lead(II) ionophores in ion selective electrode applications. The relationship between the molecular structure of these ionophores and electrochemical properties (linear range, response time, selectivity) of the membrane electrode is discussed. The optimum conditions for the preparation of the electrodes are described. The optimized dithenoyldiazacrown had a detection limit of pPb = 5.7, and Nernstian range with slope 29.2 mV decade-1 from pPb = 5.0 to 2.7. Mercury and silver ions are the major interferences. These electrodes are applied to potentiometric titrations of lead(II) ions and show promise for the determination of lead ions in water samples.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Alexander, PW (Professor Peter Alexander)
ID Code:12424
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:225
Deposited By:Applied Science
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-15

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