Voltammetric Analysis of Hydroquinone and Catechol at Iodine-Coated Polycrystalline Platinum Electrode

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  • Mohammed Khair HOURANI
  • Bushra HIJAZ


analysis of hydroquinone, analysis of catechol, iodine-coated platinum electrode, analysis of bleaching creams


The present work has been devoted to application of iodine-coated polycrystalline platinum electrode to separate and simultaneous
analysis of hydroquinone and catechol. For a relatively short potential range, -0.2 – 0.9 V, the iodine-coated platinum electrode exhibits
remarkable inertness towards adsorption and surface processes. The voltammogram of hydroquinone at iodine-coated electrode shows an
anodic peak centered at 0.55 V and a cathodic peak centered at 0.33 V. Catechol voltammetric features are manifested by anodic peak
centered at 0.70 V and a cathodic peak centered at 0.45 V. Excellent linearity between anodic or cathodic peak currents and hydroquinone
concentration within a concentration range of 8.5x10-6– 0.01 M was demonstrated. Similarly catechol also showed an excellent linear
relationship between the peak currents and the concentration within the concentration range 5x10-5 and 0.01 M. Simultaneous determination
of a mixture of hydroquinone and catechol by the developed method was applicable to analysis of mixtures of the two compounds as proved
by analysis of standard mixtures of both compounds. Determination of hydroquinone in pharmaceutical bleaching creams with excellent
accuracy provides an evidence for applicability of the developed method for analysis of real pharmaceutical samples.




How to Cite

HOURANI, M. K., & HIJAZ, B. (2019). Voltammetric Analysis of Hydroquinone and Catechol at Iodine-Coated Polycrystalline Platinum Electrode. International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences, 8(2), 25–29. Retrieved from https://ijnes.org/index.php/ijnes/article/view/189