A novel polymeric membrane electrode for the potentiometric analysis of Cu2+ in drinking water

Zsófia Szigeti, István Bitter, Klára Tóth, Christopher Latkoczy, Daniel J. Fliegel, Detlef Günther, Ernö Pretsch

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Based on a novel ionophore, an ion-selective electrode has been developed for the determination of Cu2+ in drinking water. Its selectivity behavior is characterized and its lower detection limit optimized for measurements with different electrolyte backgrounds. The lower detection limit was 2 × 10-9 M Cu2+ for samples with low ionic background and 1 × 10-7 M Cu2+ with ionic background typically found in drinking water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2005



  • Copper determination
  • Drinking water
  • ICP-MS
  • Potentiometric sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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