Voltammetric Detection of Oxalic Acid by Using Glassy Carbon Electrodes with Covalently Attached Nitrogen-containing Functional Groups

Hiroaki MATSUURA, Syuhei AKABE, Tsubasa KITAMURA, Takuto TAKAHASHI, Shunichi UCHIYAMA
2015 Analytical Sciences  
We report on a novel voltammetric detection of oxalic acid by using glassy carbon electrodes with covalently attached nitrogen-containing functional groups prepared by stepwise electrolysis. A glassy carbon electrode electrooxidized in an ammonium carbamate solution was electroreduced at -1.0 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) in 1.0 M sulfuric acid for a long time. We found that the electrocatalytic oxidation wave of oxalic acid obtained by this modified glassy carbon electrode was moved to a more negative
more » ... more negative potential region than that obtained by a platinum electrode in an acidic medium. A good linearity for the peak current signals was observed in the concentration range from 0.1 to 50 mM.
doi:10.2116/analsci.31.733 pmid:26165301 fatcat:s2v25msu2racbfjptrmteef52y