Possibilities and Prospects of Silver Amalgam in Electroanalytical Chemistry

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A. Daňhela, B. Josypčukb, J. Barekc, M. Fojtaa

a Department of Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Oncology, Institute of Biophysics, v.v.i., Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Brno; b Department of Biomimetic Electrochemistry, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, v.v.i, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Prague; c Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Analytical Chemistry, UNESCO Laboratory of Environmental Electrochemistry, Prague

Keywords: electrochemistry, solid electrodes, sensors, silver amalgam


Silver amalgam has found broad spectrum of applications in electroanalytical chemistry as the most suitable alternative electrode material to metallic mercury. It has been used in a wide range of voltammetric and amperometric methods for detection of inorganic and organic compounds in various forms of working and reference electrodes or biosensors. This review briefly summarizes innovative applications of silver amalgam in last 15 years and discusses possibilities and perspectives of further utilization of this exceptional material in electroanalysis.


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