Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

John Riley, Curtis Wilkins, David Hartman

Degree Program

Department of Chemistry

Degree Type

Master of Science


Anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) is an electroanalytical method used in the determination of trace metals in solutions volumes of 20 milliliters or less. Generally, 10-6 M concentrations are routinely analyzed.

The analysis of Zn(II), Cd(II), and Cr(III) by ASV was Investigated, and the effects of introducing the bridging ligands, cyanide and thiocyanate into solutions of these metal ions was examined. These effects include a cathodic shift in the reduction potentials of the metals, and ASV signal changes ranging from small increases in peak currents to a total loss of peak-current signals, depending on the concentration of the ligand added.


Chemistry | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Included in

Chemistry Commons