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Investigation of voltammetric behavior of 4-nitroaniline based on electrodeposition of silver particles onto graphite electrode

  • F. Laghrib
  • N. Ajermoun
  • A. Hrioua
  • S. Lahrich
  • A. Farahi
  • A. El Haimouti
  • M. Bakasse
  • M. A. El MhammediEmail author
Original Paper


Electrochemical modification of carbon-paste electrode (CPEs) by silver particles and its applicability for electroanalytical determination of 4-nitroaniline (4-NA) were reported in this study. Electrochemical surface modification was performed by cyclic voltammetry within the range from 600 to − 400 mV in solution containing 0.5 mmol L−1 AgNO3 dissolved in 0.1 mol L−1 of KNO3 at the scan rate of 10 mV s−1 by applying 1.5 cycles (six segments). Silver particles deposited onto surface of carbon-paste electrode (Ag-CPE) were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The proposed catalyst exhibits remarkably an electro-catalytic performance toward 4-nitroaniline reduction. The catalytic peak current obtained by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) was linearly dependent on the 4-NA concentration over the range of 8.0 × 10−8 to 1.0 × 10−4 mol L−1 with a detection limit of 4.18 × 10−8 mol L−1. The proposed sensor was successfully applied for 4-nitroaniline determination in drinking water samples.


4-nitroaniline Silver particles Electrodeposition Carbon-paste electrodes Electrocatalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Laghrib
    • 1
  • N. Ajermoun
    • 1
  • A. Hrioua
    • 1
  • S. Lahrich
    • 1
  • A. Farahi
    • 2
  • A. El Haimouti
    • 1
  • M. Bakasse
    • 3
  • M. A. El Mhammedi
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie et Modélisation Mathématique, Faculté PolydisciplinaireUniversité Sultan Moulay SlimaneKhouribgaMorocco
  2. 2.Equipe de Catalyse et Environnement, Faculté de SciencesUniversité Ibn ZohrAgadirMorocco
  3. 3.Equipe d’Analyse des Micropolluants Organiques, Faculté de SciencesUniversite Chouaib DoukkaliEl JadidaMorocco

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