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.

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 hydrodynamically modulated 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. The working electrode. The reference electrode. The auxiliary electrode. Electronics. 3. Analytical Voltammetry of Biological Molecules (J.M. Séquaris). In vivo voltammetry in neurochemistry. Electrochemical immunoassay. Voltammetric analysis of biological macromolecules: proteins and nucleic acids. 4. Analytical Voltammetry in Pharmacy (P.M. Bersier, J. Bercier). Introduction. Polarographic and voltammetric techniques applied to drug analysis. Practical applications of polarography, voltammetry and hybrid techniques in drug analysis. 5. Analytical Voltammetry in Environmental Science. I. Inorganic Species (J.M. Fernandez, P.J. Hayes, M.R. Smyth). Introduction. General aspects of trace analysis. Polarography and voltammetric methods. Trace metals. Application of polarographic and voltammetric methods to trace metal analysis. 6. Analytical Voltammetry in Environmental Science. II. Organic and Organometallic Species (P.M. Bersier, J. Bersier). Introduction. Use of advanced polarographic, voltammetric and hybrid techniques for the determination of organometallic and organic pollutants. Polarographic and voltammetric determination of


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School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland


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