Adsorptive Behavior and Voltammetric Determination of Hydralazine Hydrochloride at A Glassy Carbon Electrode Modified with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes

Document Type: Research article

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1 Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

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An electroanalytical method has been introduced for highly sensitive determination of hydralazine hydrochloride (Hy-HCl) based on its oxidation at a glassy carbon electrode modified with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT/GCE). Studies showed that the electrochemical oxidation of Hy-HCl was accompanied by adsorption and highly sensitive responses could be achieved by adsorptive stripping voltammetry. The electrooxidation of Hy-HCl at MWCNT/GCE occurred at ∼32 mV which was lower than that observed at bare GCE (∼52 mV). The optimum working conditions for determination of the drug using differential-pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry (DPAdSV) were established. The method exhibited linear responses to Hy-HCl in the concentration range 10-220 nM with a detection limit of 2.7 nM. The proposed method was successfully applied to the determination of this compound in pharmaceutical dosage forms.

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