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Differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetric determination of nanomolar levels of methotrexate utilizing bismuth film modified electrodes

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Asbahr, Deborah [1] ; Figueiredo-Filho, Luiz Carlos S. [1] ; Vicentini, Fernando Campanha [1] ; Oliveira, Geiser Gabriel [1] ; Fatibello-Filho, Orlando [1] ; Banks, Craig E. [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Ciencias Exatas & Tecnol, Dept Quim, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Manchester Metropolitan Univ, Fac Sci & Engn, Sch Sci & Environm, Div Chem & Environm Sci, Manchester M1 5GD, Lancs - England
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL; v. 188, p. 334-339, NOV 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 20

A highly sensitive methodology is proposed utilizing a bismuth film modified electrode (BiFE) for the determination of methotrexate (MTX) based upon differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry. The voltammetric behavior of MTX has been studied using cyclic voltammetry comparing the BiFE fabricated via electrodeposition onto a copper substrate, and as a control, a bare copper substrate electrode has also been compared. Additionally the optimum parameters have been explored using the electrochemical technique differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry (DPAdSV) for the analysis of MTX. Analytical characteristics of the BiFE were explored with calibration curves which are found to be linear for MTX concentrations over the range from 12 nM to 1650 nM with the limit of detection of 0.9 nM. The proposed methodology for sensing MTX in pharmaceutical formulations via this novel approach was found to present a 95% confidence level when compared with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). This work is of importance as it reports a simple analytical methodology that has the potential for field implementation and provides extremely low detection levels and analytical ranges which are analytically useful and is a valuable alternative to replace previously used mercury based electrodes. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/20754-1 - Development of electrochemical sensors based on nanomaterials for the determination of interest pharmaceutical and environmental species
Grantee:Luiz Carlos Soares de Figueiredo Filho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Grantee:Deborah Asbahr de Lima
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation