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Enhanced electrochemical detection of nitrite and nitrate at a Cu-30Ni alloy electrode

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Moorcroft, MJ, Nei, L, Davis, J and Compton, RG (2000) Enhanced electrochemical detection of nitrite and nitrate at a Cu-30Ni alloy electrode. ANALYTICAL LETTERS, 33 (15). pp. 3127-3137. [Journal article]

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Significant catalytic activity towards the reduction of nitrite at unmodified Cu - 30% Ni alloy electrodes was found within the concentration ranges 16 - 200 muM nitrite. The reduction of nitrite was found to occur at potentials significantly less negative than the reduction of nitrate thereby providing clear resolution and the possibility of reliable nitrite/nitrate speciation. The results are contrasted with those found at a bare copper electrode where the spatial resolution of the nitrate and nitrite reduction processes is severely limited with significant overlap of the reduction processes. The procedure represents an inexpensive and facile method far nitrite determination in a number of applications.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:14383
Deposited By:Professor James Davis
Deposited On:01 Jul 2010 09:57
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 11:18

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