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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 2 Issue 2 (1997), S1430-4171(97)02116-X

A Study of the Oxidation Pathway of Adrenaline by Cyclic Voltammetry: An Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Exercise

Laurent Gilles De Pelichy and Eugene T. Smith*

Department of Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901-6988

Published online: 26 June 1997

Abstract. An undergraduate laboratory exercise to be used in an undergraduate instrumental methods course is presented for the electrochemical characterization of oxidation products of adrenaline. An objective of this experiment is to use information obtained through cyclic voltammetry and simulation software to develop a qualitative understanding of the oxidation mechanism of adrenaline.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; instrumental analysis; analytical chemistry

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Issue date: June 26, 1997

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