PVC supported liquid membrane and carbon paste potentiometric sensors incorporating an Mn(III)-porphyrin complex as a neutral host molecule were developed for the determination of paracetamol. The measurements were carried out in solution at pH 5.5. Under such conditions paracetamol exists as a neutral molecule. The mechanism of molecular recognition between the Mn(III)-porphyrin and paracetamol, leading to potentiometric signal generation, is discussed.
Dr. Beena S., Marta Pająk, Jerzy Radecki, Wouter Maes, Wim Dehaen, Krishnapillai Girish Kumar, and Hanna Radecka, “PVC Supported Liquid Membrane and Carbon Paste Potentiometric Sensors Incorporating a Mn(III)-Porphyrin for the Direct Determination of Undissociated Paracetamol”, Electroanalysis, vol. 20, pp. 2009–2015, 2008.