alexa A Modified Carbon Paste Sensor for Determination of Zn
ISSN: 2155-6210

Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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Research Article

A Modified Carbon Paste Sensor for Determination of Zn in Vitamin and Waste Water using Thiosemicarbazide and Acetaldehyde Thiosemicarbazone Complexes

Khorshid AF1*, Yosry M Issa2 and Ragab R Ami3

1Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry Department, Nahda University, NUB, New Beni-Sueff, Egypt

2Basic and Applied Science Department, Nahda University, NUB, New Beni-Sueff, Egypt

3Chemistry Department, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Khorshid AF
Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry
Department, Nahda University NUB
New Beni-Sueff, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: May 25, 2015 Accepted Date: August 03, 2015 Published Date: August 10, 2015

Citation: Khorshid AF, Issa YM, Ami RR (2015) A Modified Carbon Paste Sensor for Determination of Zn in Vitamin and Waste Water using Thiosemicarbazide and Acetaldehyde Thiosemicarbazone Complexes. J Biosens Bioelectron 6:176. doi:10.4172/2155-6210.1000176

Copyright: © 2015 Khorshid AF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



A novel carbon paste Zinc (II) ion-chemically modified carbon paste sensors highly selective and sensitive (CMCPE) based on the metal complexes Zn- incorporating thiosemicarbazide, [Zn(TS)2(ac)2]. C2H5OH (Zn-TSC) and Zn-acetaldehyde thiosemicarbazone [Zn(ATS)2]. 4H2O (Zn-ATSC) dissolved in tricresyl phthalate (TCP) as binder liquid. The chemically modified sensors were developed for determination of Zinc (II) in vitamin and waste water. The constructed sensors showed good linear response of Nernstian slopes 32.5 ± 0.5 and 28.5 ± 0.5 mV per decade over the concentration range of 5.0×10-8-2.0×10-3 and 6.3×10-8 - 7.9×10-3 M with a detection limit of 0.25 and 0.50 nM for (Zn-TSC) and (Zn-ATSC) ions respectively. The selectivity coefficients of the proposed sensors revealed very good selectivity with respect to alkali, alkaline earth and some transition metal ions and could be used in pH range of 3.5-8.0. As a result the proposed sensors were successfully applied to (Zn- TSC) or (Zn- ATSC) ions determination in mixture solutions, multivitamins and wastewater samples and as an indicator sensors for potentiometric titration of Zn2+ with EDTA. The isolated complexes, (Zn- TSC) or (Zn- ATSC) were synthesized by the anodic dissolution of Zinc metal in an anhydrous acetone solution of the ligands where TSC is thiosemicarbazide, ATSC is acetaldehyde thiosemicarbazone ligand and ac = acetone. Applications of the proposed sensors to the determination of zinc as an indicator sensor for potentiometric titration of Zinc (II) ion with EDTA are successfully applied. The obtained results were compared using the US Pharmacopeia method and there is no significant difference was observed.


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