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ERIC Number: EJ1017083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Prussian Blue Coated Electrode as a Sensor for Electroinactive Cations in Aqueous Solutions
Byrd, Houston; Chapman, Blake E.; Talley, Christopher L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n6 p775-777 Jun 2013
Prussian Blue (PB) is an excellent material as a sensor for electroinactive cations because of its electrochemical behavior and its zeolytic character. A simple 3-h laboratory designed for a quantitative analysis or an instrumental methods course is reported. This laboratory studies the transport of various cations into a PB-modified electrode upon reduction. Cyclic voltammograms are used to monitor the transport of ions such as K[superscript +] and Rb [superscript +] and observe the exclusion of Na [superscript +] and Mg [superscript 2+] ions. The ability for cations to enter the PB film is a function of the hydrated radius of the cations being analyzed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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