Voltammetric Behavior of Tembotrione Using Silver/Amalgam Electrode


Tembotrione is herbicide which belongs to the triketone group of herbicides. It’s registered as a selective, post-emergence herbicide developed for the control of a broad spectrum broadleaf and grassy weeds in corn. There is little information about tembotrione because of his short presence in the market. Due to its ever wider application, it is important to know the details of its chemical characteristics and redox processes, including biogeochemical transformation and migration after application to agricultural land, which could contribute to its efficient and safer application. In this paper we examined voltammetric behavior of tembotrione using Silver/Amalgam (Ag/Hg) electrode. For the investigation of electrochemical behavior we used the cyclic voltammetry technique, with conventional three-electrode cell and electrochemical workstation. During the experiment pH values of solution varieties while constant concentration of tembotrione was maintained. Cyclic voltammograms were recorded at pH values 6, 8, 10 and 12, at which tembotrione was electrochemically active. At this pH values two signals were observed. Optimum pH value, at which the current intensity was greatest, was 12. Obtained results provide relevant information on the electrochemical behavior of tembotrione, which can serve as a basis for the development of electrochemical techniques for the removal and degradation of this pesticide in the environment.

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M. Jović, D. Manojlović, D. Stanković, A. Milić, M. Sentić and G. Roglić, "Voltammetric Behavior of Tembotrione Using Silver/Amalgam Electrode," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 44-50. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2013.41006.

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