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1st Edition

Electroanalysis with Carbon Paste Electrodes

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ISBN 9781439830192
Published March 9, 2012 by CRC Press
666 Pages 95 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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)

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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.


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