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(Elsevier, 2011-08-05) Kooshki, Mojtaba; Abdollahi, Hamid; Bozorgzadeh, Somayyeh; Haghighi, Behzad; Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran
Three-way data obtained from different pulse heights of differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) was analyzed using multivariate curve resolution by alternating least squares (MCR-ALS) algorithm. Differential pulse voltammograms of tryptophan were recorded at a gold nanoparticles decorated multiwalled carbon nanotube modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE/MWCNTs-nanoAu). The determination of tryptophan was performed even in the presence of unexpected electroactive interference(s). Both the simulated and experimental data were non-bilinear. Therefore a potential shift algorithm was used to correct the observed shift in the data. After correction, the data was augmented and MCR-ALS was applied to the augmented data. A relative error of prediction of less than 8% for the determination of the simulated analyte of interest and tryptophan in synthetic samples indicated that the methodology employing voltammetry and second-order calibration could be applied to complex analytical systems.