A chronoamperometric method to estimate changes in the membrane composition of ion-selective membranes

B. D. Pendley, R. E. Gyurcsányi, R. P. Buck, E. Lindner

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A new chronoamperometric method is used to estimate changes in the membrane composition of mobile-site, ionophore-based membranes. The characteristic features of the chronoamperometric curves (initial current, slope, break time) of valinomycin-based, potassium-selective membranes loaded with potassium tetrakis(4-chlorophenyl)borate are correlated with the mobile-site and free ionophore concentration in the membrane. Limiting cases for strong and negligible ion pair formation are distinguished. Replicate measurements indicate a relative standard deviation in the calculated values less than 10%. The practical applicability of the method was tested with membranes incorporated into conventional ion-selective electrode bodies or cast onto microfabricated planar sensor structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4599-4606
Number of pages8
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2001


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  • Analytical Chemistry

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