ALEXANDRA OPRISANU, IOANA GEORGIANA LAZAR, MARIA DANIELA POP, ELEONORA MIHAELA UNGUREANU, RALUCA ISOPESCU, LIVIU BIRZAN POLYAZULENES BASED MATERIALS FOR HEAVY METAL IONS DETECTION Azulene is a special monomer used to functionalize electrodes due to its high polarizability, because it makes possible spontaneous electron drift from the five-membered ring to the seven-membered ring. Our study concerns the electrochemical characterization by cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse-voltammetry and rotating disk electrode voltammetry of a new azulene monomer, 4-(5-isopropyl-3,8-dimethylazulen-1-yl)-2,6-bis((E)-2-(thiophen-2-yl)vinyl) pyridine (L). It has been used to obtain complexing modified electrodes by electrochemical polymerization. PolyL films modified electrodes have been characterized by cyclic voltammetry in ferrocene probe solution. The complexing properties of polyL based functional materials have been investigated towards heavy metals (Pb, Cd Hg, Cu) by preconcentration – anodic stripping technique.
Keywords: 4-(5-isopropyl-3,8-dimethylazulen-1-yl)-2,6-bis((E)-2-(thiophen-2-yl)vinyl) pyridine, electrochemical characterization, chemically modified electrodes, heavy metal ions detection