A Novel MPTHP Modified Glassy Carbon Sensor Electrode: Investigation of Electrochemical Behaviors and Determination of Cu (II) Ions in Drinking Water Sample
- MPTHP, Cu (II) ions, Chemical sensor electrode, Differential pulse voltammetry, Drinking water sample, Glassy carbon.
In the present work report, 2-methyl-6-((2-(4-(3-methyl-3-phenylcyclobutyl)thiazol-2-yl)hydrazono)methyl) phenol (MPTHP) has been newly synthesized and characterized. The new molecule has been used to modify the glassy carbon (GC) electrode surface through the alcohol oxidation method due to –OH group on its structure. MPTHP modified GC (MPTHP/GC) electrode has been used as a chemical sensor electrode for the quantitative determination of Cu (II) ions. Following the modification process, the surface characterization process of the modified electrode has been carried out by cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In this work, Cu (II) ions have been quantitatively determined by using differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) technique. A quite low detection limit (based on 3sbl/m) for Cu (II) using developed sensor electrode was found to be as 1.0x10-9 M. For the calibration curve, solutions of Cu (II) ions changing from 1.0x10-9 M to 1.0x10-3 M have been prepared using Britton-Robinson (BR) buffer solution at pH 5. The developed sensor electrode has been applied to tap water sample for the quantitation of Cu (II) ions and the amount of Cu (II) was determined as 4.07 x 10-9 M in this sample.