Lead determination on MWNT/Nafion composite modified glassy carbon electrodes

Qin Xu, Ni Na Liu, Jun Jie Zhu

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A composite material of nitric acid oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) and Nafion was prepared. Such composite was modified on a glassy carbon electrode to determine trace of lead by differential pulsed voltammetry. In pH=6.47 NaNO3 solution, Pb2+ ions were accumulated on the modified electrode at -0.4 V. Compared with a bare and a Nafion film coated electrode, the composite coated GC electrode can reduce the accumulating potential and eliminate the toxic character of mercury. The calibration plots were linear at low concentration of 5.0×10-9-2.0×10 -8 mol/L and high concentration of 2.5×10-8-5. 0×10-6 mol/L. The performances characteristics indicate that the electrode can be used to determine trace Pb2+ ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1510-1514
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Composite
  • Differential pulsed voltammetry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Lead

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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