Highly Selective Lithium Ion Electrode Based on Decalino-14-Crown-4

Kazuya Kobiro, Yoshito Tobe, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Hlroyuki Yamada, Koji Suzuki

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The ion-selective electrode based on decalino-l4-crown-4 was prepared and its Lr-selectivity against other alkali metal and alkaline earth metal ions was examined. The poly(vinyl chloride)-matrix membrane ion-selective electrode containing decalino-14-crown-4 as an ion selective ionophore and bis(butyl pentyl)adipate as a membrane solvent exhibited high Li+ selectivity of at least 1000 times against all other alkali metal and alkaline earth metal ions. The ion selectivity factor (log kPOTLi.Ne) for LiVNa was -3.3, which indicates that this electrode is one of the most selective for Li+/Na+. The electrode showed a linear Nernstian response slope ranging from 1 x io-6 to 1 M of Li+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalAnalytical Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • decalino-14-crown-4
  • ion-selective electrode
  • lithium ion
  • selectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Electrochemistry


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