AJAC  Vol.2 No.8 , December 2011
Direct Colorimetric Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide Using 4-Nitrophenyl Boronic Acid or Its Pinacol Ester
Abstract: A colorimetric method for the direct determination of hydrogen peroxide in aqueous solution is described. H2O2 stoichiometrically converts 4-nitrophenyl boronic acid or 4-nitrophenyl boronic acid pinacol ester into 4-nitrophenol, which can be quantified by measuring the absorption at 400 nm in neutral or basic media. The reactions proceed fast under basic conditions and complete in 2 minutes to at pH 11 and 80?C. The linear range for the colorimetric method extends beyond 1.0 to 40 µM H2O2, and the limit of detection is ~1.0 µM H2O2. This method offers a convenient and practical process for rapid determination of hydrogen peroxide in aqueous media. Compared to many other techniques in H2O2 detection, this process is a direct measurement of H2O2, and is relatively unaffected by the presence of various salts, metal ions and the chelator EDTA.
Cite this paper: nullG. Su, Y. Wei and M. Guo, "Direct Colorimetric Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide Using 4-Nitrophenyl Boronic Acid or Its Pinacol Ester," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 879-884. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.28101.

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