Enzymatic electrochemical detection coupled to multivariate calibration for the determination of phenolic compounds in environmental samples

Silvia R. Hernandez, Silvina V. Kergaravat, Maria Isabel Pividori

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Abstract

An approach based on the electrochemical detection of the horseradish peroxidase enzymatic reaction by means of square wave voltammetry was developed for the determination of phenolic compounds in environmental samples. First, a systematic optimization procedure of three factors involved in the enzymatic reaction was carried out using response surface methodology through a central composite design. Second, the enzymatic electrochemical detection coupled with a multivariate calibration method based in the partial least-squares technique was optimized for the determination of a mixture of five phenolic compounds, i.e. phenol, p-aminophenol, p-chlorophenol, hydroquinone and pyrocatechol. The calibration and validation sets were built and assessed. In the calibration model, the LODs for phenolic compounds oscillated from 0.6 to 1.4 × 10-6 mol L-1. Recoveries for prediction samples were higher than 85%. These compounds were analyzed simultaneously in spiked samples and in water samples collected close to tanneries and landfills.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-407
JournalTalanta
Volume106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Enzymatic electrochemical detection
  • Horseradish peroxidase
  • Multivariate calibration
  • Natural water
  • Phenolic compound

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