Electrocatalytic Activity of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Modified Electrode for p-Benzenediol
Wu Fanghui 1,2 , Zhao Guangchao *1 , Wei Xianwen 1 1(School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000) 2(School of Chemical Engineering and Environment, Anhui University of Technology, Ma'anshan 243002)
The multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) modified electrode has been fabricated and its electrocatalytic activity for the oxidation of p benzenediol was investigated. The effect of the type and acidity of electrolytes , the thickness of MWNT modified layer, scan rates on the voltammetric behavior of p benzenediol were also studied to acquire optimum conditions for detecting the p benzenediol. In 0.1 mol/L phosphate buffer (pH 6.0), when differential pulse voltammetric method was used, there was an excellent linearity between oxidation current and concentration of p benzenediol in the range of 5.0×10 -6 ～1.1×10 -3 mol/L with a detection limit of 2.7×10 -6 mol/L. A lot of metal ions, ascorbic acid, and equimultiple phenol etc. did not interfere with the determination. The results revealed that the modified electrode could be used to the determination of p benzenediol in imitative waste water samples with good results.