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Molecules 2011, 16(6), 4451-4466; doi:10.3390/molecules16064451

Bismuth Modified Carbon-Based Electrodes for the Determination of Selected Neonicotinoid Insecticides

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Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Trg D. Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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Received: 4 April 2011 / Revised: 19 May 2011 / Accepted: 24 May 2011 / Published: 27 May 2011
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Two types of bismuth modified electrodes, a bismuth-film modified glassy carbon (BiF-GCE) and a bismuth bulk modified carbon paste, were applied for the determination of selected nitroguanidine neonicotinoid insecticides. The method based on an ex situ prepared BiF-GCE operated in the differential pulse voltammetric (DPV) mode was applied to determine clothianidin in the concentration range from 2.5 to 23 μg cm−3 with a relative standard deviation (RSD) not exceeding 1.5%. The tricresyl phosphate-based carbon paste electrodes (TCP-CPEs), bulk modified with 5 and 20 w/w% of bismuth, showed a different analytical performance in the determination of imidacloprid, regarding the peak shape, potential window, and noise level. The TCP-CPE with 5% Bi was advantageous, and the developed DPV method based on it allowed the determination in the concentration range from 1.7 to 60 μg cm−3 with an RSD of 2.4%. To get a deeper insight into the morphology of the bismuth-based sensor surfaces, scanning electron microscopic measurements were performed of both the surface film and the bulk modified electrodes.
Keywords: bismuth modified electrodes; voltammetry; neonicotinoids; clothianidin; imidacloprid bismuth modified electrodes; voltammetry; neonicotinoids; clothianidin; imidacloprid
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Guzsvány, V.; Papp, Z.; Zbiljić, J.; Vajdle, O.; Rodić, M. Bismuth Modified Carbon-Based Electrodes for the Determination of Selected Neonicotinoid Insecticides. Molecules 2011, 16, 4451-4466.

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