Voltammetry Behavior of Cadmium (Ii) Ion at the Mercury Electrode in the Presence of Glutathione and Thioglycolic Acid

Zidan, Mohammed (2006) Voltammetry Behavior of Cadmium (Ii) Ion at the Mercury Electrode in the Presence of Glutathione and Thioglycolic Acid. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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Abstract

Voltammetric behaviors of cadmium (II) ion in the presence of a ligand with sulphur bearing group, such as Glutathione {(COO- )(NH3 +(CH2)2CONHCH(CH2SH)CONH(CH2)(COO-)} and Thioglycolic acid (HSCH2COO-) were studied using mainly Osteryoung square wave voltammetry (OSWV)and Cyclic voltammetry (CV) at a mercury electrode. The coordination chemistry of reduced glutathione (GSH) is of great importance as it acts as excellent model system for the binding of metal ions. In this study, it was observed that an addition of glutathione as ligand to solution containing Cd(II) with sulphate as supporting electrolyte caused an increase in the reduction current of Cd(II) by several factors and also with a slight cathodic shift in the reduction peak potential of Cd(II). Further assessment of the chemical and physical conditions that may favour optimum current enhancement was done by studying the effect of varying pH, supporting electrolyte, concentration of ligand and metal ion, interfering ions and scan rate. The presence of 1-3 mM glutathione, a weakly complexing supporting electrolyte at pH 4-5 caused a 2-3 fold increase in the reduction current of Cd(II) and a slight negative shift in peak position . The presence of 1-5mM TGA at pH5.3 caused 1-2 fold increase in the reduction current of Cd(II) and a slight negative shift in peak position. The current enhancement observed in different electrolytic media varied in the following order: sulphate >nitrate> perchlorate. The presence of other metal ion such as Cr(III) or Co(III) appear to cause further increase in the reduction current of the Cd(II)-glutathione peak while the presence of Ni(II) was found to suppress the enhanced peak current

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subject:Voltammetry.
Subject:Glutathione.
Subject:Thioglycolic acid.
Chairman Supervisor:Associate Professor Tan Wee Tee, PhD
Call Number:FS 2006 1
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
ID Code:121
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:14 May 2008 19:20
Last Modified:27 May 2013 06:45

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