Voltammetric screen-printed carbon sensor modified with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and bismuth film for trace analysis of thallium(I)
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Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Katarzyna Tyszczuk-Rotko   

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Publication date: 2019-09-24
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2019;55(6):1422–1428
The paper investigates the possibility of using commercially available screen-printed sensors with carbon nanomaterials modified working electrodes to anodic stripping voltammetric determination of trace concentrations of Tl(I). Each working electrode was additionally plated in-situ with a bismuth film (BiF). The highest analytical signal of Tl(I) at potential of -0.65 V (vs. pseudo- reference silver electrode) was achieved at the screen-printed carbon sensor with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and bismuth film modified working electrode (SPCE/MWCNTs/BiF). The calibration curve was linear in the range of Tl(I) concentrations from 1·10-8 to 1·10-6 mol·dm-3 (-0.9 V, 180 s). The developed procedure of Tl(I) determination at this sensor allowed to achieve the low limits of detection and quantification of Tl(I), 2.8·10-9 and 9.3·10-9 mol·dm-3 respectively. The method was used to determine thallium in the spiked water samples from the Vistula river.