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Electroanalysis with Carbon Paste Electrodes

1st Edition

By Ivan Svancara, Kurt Kalcher, Alain Walcarius, Karel Vytras

CRC Press

666 pages | 95 Color Illus.

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Because of their simple preparation and low expense, carbon pastes and carbon paste electrodes are widely used in a myriad of instrumental measurements. With an emphasis on practical applications, Electroanalysis with Carbon Paste Electrodes provides a comprehensive overview of carbon paste electrodes. The text offers a comprehensive and unprecedentedly wide insight into the realm of the carbon paste material, culminating with a systematic presentation of all the methods and procedures applicable to the determination of a myriad of inorganic and organic substances when employing the individual types and variants of carbon paste-based electrodes, sensors, and detectors.

With a lengthy list of up-to-date references, this handy reference source includes many typical as well as specific experimental data, serving as a practical guide for daily laboratory work. More specifically, this monograph, the first of its kind, contains:

  • All types of carbon pastes in contemporary classification ,with particular emphasis on chemically and biologically modified configurations, or newly propagated mixtures made of alternate components
  • Details on the preparation of carbon pastes, with a number of practical hints and recommendations, including some hitherto unreported approaches
  • Practical guidance for experimental laboratory work on the preparation and characterization of carbon pastes, including guides on the testing of newly made mixtures
  • Individual methods and procedures for the determination of hundreds of various substances in a complete survey of applications
  • Nearly 3300 original references presented as full-text citations


Congratulations to the authors of this monograph for documenting the developments and applications of CPE and allowing this introduction about the inventor, the late Professor Ralph N. Adams. I end with what he told his students – "If you love what you are doing, the rewards will take care of themselves..."

—From the Foreword, Theodore "Ted" Kuwana, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction to Electrochemistry and Electroanalysis with Carbon Paste-Based Electrodes

Historical Survey and Glossary

Field in Publication Activities and Literature

Carbon Pastes and Carbon Paste Electrodes

Carbon Paste as the Binary Mixture

Classification of Carbon Pastes and Carbon Paste Electrodes

Construction of Carbon Paste Holders

Carbon Paste as the Electrode Material

Physicochemical Properties of Carbon Pastes

Electrochemical Characteristics of Carbon Pastes

Testing of Unmodified CPEs

Interactions at Carbon Pastes

Chemically Modified Carbon Paste Electrodes

Classifications of Chemical Modification

Reasons and Strategies for Modification

Types of Chemical Modifiers

Modeling and Testing of Chemically Modified CPEs

Biologically Modified Carbon Paste Electrodes

Biosensors and Electrodes for Biological Analysis

Modification Strategies (for Biosensors)

Instrumental Measurements with Carbon Paste Electrodes, Sensors, and Detectors

Electrochemical Techniques: Fundamentals and Basic Principles




Nonelectrochemical Techniques

Electrochemical Investigation with Carbon Paste Electrodes and Sensors

Studies on Electrode Reactions and Mechanisms of Organic Compounds in the Early Era of Carbon Pastes

Electrochemistry of Solids

Electrochemistry In Vivo

Special Studies with Carbon Pastes

Electroanalysis with Carbon Paste–Based Electrodes, Sensors, and Detectors

Determination of Inorganic Ions, Complex Species, and Molecules

Determination of Organic Substances and Environmental Pollutants

Pharmaceutical and Clinical Analysis

Determination of Biologically Important Compounds

In Place of Conclusion: Carbon Paste Electrodes for Education and Practical Training of Young Scientists

Appendix A: R.N. Adams: A Profile of the Carbon Paste Inventor and a Great Scientist

Appendix B: List of Dissertation Theses Defended in the Authors’ Countries and Dealing with Carbon Paste–Based Electrodes, Sensors, and Detectors

Appendix C: Alternate Titles of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Journals or Periodicals (Cited in This Book and Given in Alphabetical Order)

About the Authors

Ivan Svancara and Alain Walcarius are with the Faculty of Chemical Technology at the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic. Kurt Kalcher is with the Institut fur Chemie - Analytische Chemic at Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz in Austria. Alain Walcarius is with the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement (LCPME), France.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical