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Voltammetric determination of ascorbic acid with zinc oxide modified glassy carbon electrode

Abstract : Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures electrodeposited from aqueous zinc nitrate solution at 70 °C onto glassy carbon electrode (GCE) were used as electrochemical detectors. The morphology, structure, chemical composition and conductivity of the as-deposited layers were determined using Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis and UV-vis spectroscopy. A highly oriented crystalline ZnO deposit made of a dense array of randomly oriented hexagonal nanorods was obtained without any additives in solution. The electrocatalytic oxidation of Ascorbic Acid (AA) was studied using cyclic voltammetry in 0.1 M phosphate buffer solution at pH 6.8. Comparing the response for AA oxidation on the bare and modified electrodes, the peak potential was shifted to-0,45V on ZnO/GCE with higher current densities and transfer coefficient, due to a simultaneous increase of oxidation rate and surface area. A linear relationship was determined between the anodic peak current and the AA concentration in the range of 0.1 to 5 mM.
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Nadia Ahmed, Hammache Houa, Marielle Eyraud, Carine Chassigneux, Florence Vacandio, et al.. Voltammetric determination of ascorbic acid with zinc oxide modified glassy carbon electrode. Journal- Iranian Chemical Society, Iranian Chemical Society, 2019, 16 (9), pp.1957-1963. ⟨10.1007/s13738-019-01668-5⟩. ⟨hal-02470781⟩

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