AJAC  Vol.4 No.10 , October 2013
Electrochemical Study of Cadmium (II) Complexation with Cysteine

The complexation of Cd with cysteine has been investigated at pH ~9, and in constant ionic medium 0.59 M NaNO3 and borate buffer. Reduction signals of the hydrated Cd2+ and Cd-cysteinate complex were resolved on the potential scale during amperometric titration of 2 × 10-6 M Cd2+ with cysteine and cysteine with Cd2+, in a differential pulse (DP) mode on HMDE. The 1:1 molar ratio of Cd2+ to cysteine, and cysteine to Cd2+, was defined for Cd-cysteinate complex formed under the defined conditions. The appearance of the prepeak on the Cd-cysteinate reduction signal is showed, as the result of cysteine adsorption in reduced form. From the mass balance equations, the stoichiometric stability constants of Cd-cysteinate complex were calculated. Under various experimental conditions, comparable log K values were obtained. The grand average log K = 7.83 M-1 refers to 0.59 M ionic strength and 23℃.

Cite this paper: S. Ramani, B. Raspor and T. Arbneshi, "Electrochemical Study of Cadmium (II) Complexation with Cysteine," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 4 No. 10, 2013, pp. 577-583. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2013.410068.

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