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KARIMI-MALEH, H.; ENSAFI, Ali A.  and  ENSAFI, Hamid R.. Ferrocenedicarboxylic acid modified carbon paste electrode: a sensor for electrocatalytic determination of hydrochlorothiazide. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.5, pp.880-887. ISSN 0103-5053.

The electrocatalytic oxidation of hydrochlorothiazide has been studied by ferrocenedicarboxylic acid modified carbon paste electrode. Cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry were used to investigate the suitability of ferrocenedicarboxylic acid as a mediator for the electrocatalytic oxidation of hydrochlorothiazide in aqueous solution. The oxidation of hydrochlorothiazide occurs at a potential about 300 mV less positive than with the unmodified carbon paste electrode at pH 9.0. The catalytic reaction rate constant, kh was calculated (3.38 × 102 cm3 mol-1 s-1) using chronoamperometry.Under the optimized conditions, the electrocatalytic oxidation peak current of hydrochlorothiazide showed two linear dynamic ranges with a detection limit of 0.037 µmol L-1 hydrochlorothiazide. The linear calibration ranges were between 0.08-5.8 µmol L-1 and 5.8-500.0 µmol L-1 hydrochlorothiazide using square wave voltammetric method. Finally, the proposed method was also examined as a selective, simple and precise electrochemicalsensor for the determination of hydrochlorothiazide in real samples such as drug and urine.

Keywords : ferrocenedicarboxylic acid; hydrochlorothiazide; electrocatalysis; square wave voltammetry.

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