Differential pulse polarographic determination of Co(II) using moxifloxacine

Inam R., Mercan H., Yilmaz E., Uslu B.

JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.62, no.6, pp.592-598, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s1061934807060172
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-598


The polarographic reduction of Co(II) in the presence of moxifloxacin (1-cyclopropyl-7-[(S,S)-2.8-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-8-yl]-6-fluoro-8-methoxy-1.4-dihydro-4-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxylic acid) gives rise to an additional adsorption peak corresponding to the reduction of Co(II)-moxifloxacin complex on the mercury drop electrode at -1.17 V. This new peak is applicable to Co(II) determination with the linearity proportional to the Co(II) concentration in the range of 4.93 x 10(-7) -6.90 x 10(-5) M and can be attributed to an adsorption-controlled process with an irreversible reduction. Without using moxifloxacin, the polarographic determination of 2.50 x 10(-6) M Co(II) is impossible under the given conditions due to very poor sensitivity at -1.38 V. The proposed method showed good precision and accuracy with a relative standard deviation of 3.01% and relative error of +6.40% for the determination of 2.50 x 10(-6) M Co(II) next to 5.0 x 10(-6) M of Zn(II), Ni(II), and Cd(II). The accuracy of the method was also checked by the determination of Co(II) spiked with tap water and certified sea water, and the percentage recoveries were 97.5 and 96.7%, respectively (n = 4 at 95% confidence interval).