Analytical Voltammetry

Edited by

  • M.R. Smyth
  • J.G. Vos, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

The aim of this volume is to review the state-of-the-art in analytical voltammetry with regard to theory and instrumentation, and show how these relate to the analysis of inorganic, organometallic, organic and biological molecules. Modern voltammetric techniques have practical applications in biological, pharmaceutical and environmental chemistry. The growing importance of voltammetry in the development of modified electrodes and biological electrodes and chemical and biological sensors is also highlighted.
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Book information

  • Published: January 1992
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-88938-6


The text and numerous well selected references will serve as a valuable aid for introduction into and practising in analytical voltammetry.
Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry

I am pleased to be able to recommend this volume on analytical voltammetry to postgraduate scientists in this field.
The Analyst well produced in hardback form and its many references should prove useful to workers in the field of analytical voltammetry and in some branches of electrochemistry.
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry

Table of Contents

1. Theory of Analytical Voltammetry (J.F. Cassidy).Introduction to analytical voltammetry. Classical techniques.Modern techniques. Electroanalysis in flowing streams.Microelectrodes, microelectrode arrays and hydrodynamicallymodulated rotating disc electrochemistry. Mathematical,coulostatic and reflectance methods applied to voltammetry.Conclusions. 2. Instrumentation (J.N. Barisci, P.J. Riley,G.G. Wallace). Introduction. The electrochemical cell. Theworking electrode. The reference electrode. The auxiliaryelectrode. Electronics. 3. Analytical Voltammetry of BiologicalMolecules (J.M. Séquaris). In vivo voltammetry inneurochemistry. Electrochemical immunoassay. Voltammetricanalysis of biological macromolecules: proteins and nucleicacids. 4. Analytical Voltammetry in Pharmacy (P.M. Bersier, J. Bercier). Introduction. Polarographic and voltammetric techniques appliedto drug analysis. Practical applications of polarography,voltammetry and hybrid techniques in drug analysis. 5. AnalyticalVoltammetry in Environmental Science. I. Inorganic Species(J.M. Fernandez, P.J. Hayes, M.R. Smyth). Introduction. Generalaspects of trace analysis. Polarography and voltammetric methods.Trace metals. Application of polarographic and voltammetricmethods to trace metal analysis. 6. Analytical Voltammetry inEnvironmental Science. II. Organic and Organometallic Species(P.M. Bersier, J. Bersier). Introduction. Use of advancedpolarographic, voltammetric and hybrid techniques for thedetermination of organometallic and organic pollutants.Polarographic and voltammetric determination of organometallicand organic pollutants in air. Polarographic and voltammetricdetermination of organometallic and organic pollutants in aqueousenvironment. Determination of organic pollutants in soils.Determination of organometallic and organic pollutants in foodstuffs- andbiological matrices. 7. Theory and Analytical Applications ofModified Electrodes (R.J. Forster, J.G. Vos). Introduction.Preparation of modified electrode surfaces. Characterisation ofmodified electrodes. Theoretical aspects of mediation processesat modified electrodes. Analytical applications of modifiedelectrodes. Conclusion. 8. Amperometric Biosensors (J.Rodriguez Flores, E. Lorenzo). Introduction. Principles ofbiosensors. Fundamentals of amperometric biosensors.Classification. Applications. Subject Index.