A New Fe (III)-Selective Membrane Electrode Based on Fe (II) Phthalocyanine

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Özer T. , Işıldak İ.

JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.10, pp.321-328, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.33961/jecst.2019.00038
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-328


A new miniaturized all solid-state contact Fe (III)-selective PVC membrane electrode based on Fe (II) phthalocyanine as a neutral carrier was described. The effects of the membrane composition and foreign ions on the electrode performance was investigated. The best performance was obtained with a membrane containing 32% poly (vinyl chloride), 64% dioctylsebacate, 3% Fe (II) phthalocyanine, and 1% potassium tetrakis (p-chlorophenyl) borate. The electrode showed near Nernstian response of 26.04 +/- 0.95 mV/decade over the wide linear concentration range 1.0 x 10(-6) to 1.0 x 10(-1) M, and a very low limit of detection 1.8 +/- 0.5 x 10(-7) M. The potentiometric response of the developed electrode was independent at pH 3.5-5.7. The lifetime of the electrode was approximately 3 months and the response time was very short (< 7 s). It exhibited excellent selectivity towards Fe (III) over various cations. The miniaturized all solid-state contact Fe (III)-selective membrane electrode was successfully applied as an indicator electrode for the potentiometric titration of 1.0 x 10(-3) M Fe (III) ions with a 1.0 x 10(-2) M EDTA and the direct determination of Fe (III) ions in real water samples.