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A new method is developed for the catalytic oxidation of ascorbic acid (AA) at zeolite-modified carbon paste electrode, doped with cobalt (II) (Co2+ MOR/ZME). Characterisation of Co2+-loaded mordenite zeolite has been carried out by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). FTIR and DRS show octahedral and tetrahedral Co2+ species into mordenite channels. TEM pictures reveal the formation of cobalt phyllosilicate. Cobalt (II) exchanged in zeolite-type mordenite acts as a catalyst to oxidise AA. The modified electrode lowered the overpotential of the reaction by ~500~mV. The mechanism of electrochemical oxidation of AA using modified electrode was investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) study. Results of CV using this modified electrode show one well-resolved anodic wave for the oxidation of AA, which makes it possible for determination of compound.
Date of Publication: June 2012