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Electrochemical oxidation and detection of sodium urate in alkaline media on a copper oxides electrode

F Manea, C Radovan, J Schoonman

Abstract


Electrochemical behaviour of copper oxides electrode in the presence of sodium urate was investigated. The correlation between the anodic oxidation and the amperometric detection of sodium urate in the alkaline medium on copper oxides electrode was analysed by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. The intereference from sodium tartrate presence in the aqueous alkaline solution was tested. Copper oxides electrodes can be used successfully for amperometric detection of both sodium urate and mixture of urate and tartrate as a cumulative response, in alkaline media, the target compound did not interfere each other.

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol. 10(1) 2006: 25-30



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jasem.v10i1.17299
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