A Solid Fe2O3 Based Carbon–Epoxy Electrode for Potentiometric Measurements of pH1

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Abstract

A solid Fe2O3 based carbon-epoxy composite electrode was investigated for use as a potentiometric pH sensor. The electrode was constructed using a mixture of sulfated iron(III) oxide, carbon power, and epoxy resin, which was deposited directly onto a glass tube. The effect of composition (Fe2O3 , carbon and epoxy resin) on the electrode response and its calibration curve (mV/pH) were investigated. The analytical behavior of the electrode in acid–base titrations was compared with that of a glass electrode. A linear response from pH 1.7 to 12.2 with a slope of –39.7 ± 0.6 mV/pH (at 25°C) was observed.

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