Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9707
MATTOS, I.L et al. SCREEN-PRINTED ELECTRODE MODIFIED WITH SILVER HEXACY ANOFERRATE-NAFION® FOR ASCORBIC ACID DETERMINATION. J. Chil. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.56, n.3, pp.803-807. ISSN 0717-9707. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-97072011000300018.
A flow injection system using a new and/or re-used graphite screen-printed electrode modified with silver hexacyanoferrate and a Nafion® polymer layer (AgHCF/GSPE) was employed for the determination of ascorbic acid in orange juice and drugs samples. Both modified electrodes showed an initial sensitivity of 0.015 A.cm2־.M1־, with a linear response over the range from 50 to 300 mg L1 , relative standard deviations smaller than 2%, detection and quantification limits of c.a. 5.0 and 25.0 mg.L1. The response of the electrodes was stable, with no variation of base line after 6-8 hours of continuous operation. With this system it is possible to measure 65-70 samples (20μΚ) per hour. By using 1.06 mg of AgNO3, 4.12 mg of K3Fe(CN)6, 50.5 mg of KNO3 and 800μL of HNO3, it is possible to obtain between 25 and 30 modified electrodes. The proposed system showed to be inexpensive, versatile, robust and suitable for industrial application. The surface morphology of the bare and/or modified graphite screen-printed electrode was characterized by scanning electron microscopy.
Palabras clave : Silver hexacyanoferrate; Ascorbic acid; Food and pharmaceutical sample; Re-used screen printed electrodes; Flow amperometry.