Electrochemical characterization of luminol and its determination in real samples

Yıldız G. , Tasdoven U., Menek N.

ANALYTICAL METHODS, cilt.6, sa.19, ss.7809-7813, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 19
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1039/c4ay01281j
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.7809-7813


The electrochemical behavior of luminol, an important molecule in forensic science, was studied in Britton-Robinson buffer solution (pH 2-pH 13) at a glassy carbon electrode using cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry techniques. Luminol showed a well-defined and irreversible oxidation peak at 0.33 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) in 0.05 mol L-1 Britton-Robinson buffer solution at pH 12. The electrooxidation process of luminol was adsorption-controlled and irreversible over the pH range studied (2.0-13). The differential pulse voltammetric determination of luminol was carried out. Under optimal conditions, the glassy carbon electrode displayed a linear response over the range from 1.8 x 10(-8) to 4.5 x 10(-4) mol L-1 luminol concentration, and statistical data were evaluated. A commercially available real sample that contained luminol was analyzed according to this method. The luminol percentage of the sample was obtained as 21.2 (+/- 0.4)%.