Application of new Girard's reagents to the electroanalytical chemistry of formaldehyde

Yongde Zou, Wing Hong Chan, Jinyuan Mo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new type of Girard's reagent T was synthesized, which can react with formaldehyde to produce electroactive adduct. Reduction of these derivatives on silver-based mercury film electrode (SMFE) is possible and effective in indirect determination of formaldehyde. The experimental conditions and the electrode mechanism were discussed. Using this method for the determination of 5.0 × 10-6mol/L formaldehyde the relative standard deviation was 3.05% (n = 8) and the detection limit was 7.6 ×10-8 mol/L formaldehyde. The real samples from house air were measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265
Number of pages1
JournalChinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Derivative reaction
  • Formaldehyde
  • Girard's reagents T
  • Silver-based mercury film electrode


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