ELECTROCHEMICAL DETERMINATION OF ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUG MIRTAZAPINE EMPLOYING NAFION/f-MWCNTs COMPOSITE AT GLASSY CARBON ELECTRODEAbstract
A nafion plus functionalized-multiwalled carbon nanotubes modified glassy carbon electrode (f-MWCNTs/GCE) was developed for the determination of anti-depressant drug mirtazapine (MIR). The electro-chemical behavior of the molecule was investigated employing cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronocoulometry (CC), and differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetry (DPASV). The surface morphology of the electrodes has been studied through scanning electron microscopy (SEM). These studies revealed that the oxidation of MIR is facilitated at f-MWCNTs/GCE. After optimization of analytical conditions employing this electrode at pH 10.5 of 0.04M carbonate buffer for MIR, the peak currents were found to be linearly with different concentrations in the range of 6.72 × 10-6 M to 3.74 × 10-4 M for MIR. The detection limits were obtained of 32.45 × 10-8 M and 9.45 × 10-7 M for MIR, using DP-AAdSV. The prepared modified electrode has several advantages, such as simple in preparation method, showed high sensitivity with very low detection limits, and gave excellent reproducibility. The proposed method was also employed for the determination of MIR in pharmaceutical formulations, urine and blood serum samples.
Mahadeva Singh Jat, Varsha Jakhar and D. K. Sharma *
Electrochemical Sensor Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
03 January 2021
03 May 2021
28 May 2021
01 December 2021