Development of new membranes for ion-selective electrodes enriched with nanoparticles of metals and metal oxides - NANOISEM


Financed by Croatian Science Foundation

  • The aim of the project proposal is the development of multifunctional potentiometric sensors in solid state with membranes with the addition of nano particles, and microemulsion gel membrane. A secondary objective is to develop simple potentiometric sensors for the determination of chemical species of interest that would have improved properties. Improved sensor performance will be based on simpler preparation of samples for analysis (does not matter discoloration and turbidity of the sample), improved chemical, physical and electrical properties. Mentioned properties will directly improve the robustness, increase the linear dynamic range response, improved response time, extended life sensors, allow continuous measurement in real time, lower the costs of the analysis by reducing the amount of solution, which reduces the amount of harmful waste chemicals. Then the development of new on-line and in-line analytical method for the determination of an analyte of interest, which will improve the standard analytical methodology for the determination of selected species by improving the selectivity, sensitivity, stability and durability of the sensor. The development of ion-selective electrodes will be performed by the development of new membrane with addition of nano particles and microemulsion gel membrane. Following step will be creation of a new body of the electrode with solid contact, miniaturization in order to simplify the manufacturing process of ion selective electrodes or increased applicability of sensors especially for the continuous monitoring of process conditions of production, direct reduction in production costs, which will ultimately lead to reductions in the cost analysis.
    doc. dr. sc. Perica Bošković
    doc. dr. sc. Miće Jakić
    doc.dr. sc. Ivana Mitar
    Andrea Sedlar, mag. chem.
    Tina Vukušić, dipl. ing.
    Karmela Zanki-Kulazo, dipl. ing.
    Anamarija Veljačić, mag. chem. ing.

  • List of published papers:

    1.  Prkić, Ante; Vukušić, Tina; Giljanović, Josipa; Sokol, Vesna; Bošković, Perica; Lučić Lavčević, Magdy; Mitar, Ivana; Jakić, Miće.
      Development of a New Potentiometric Sensor based on home made Iodide ISE Enriched with ZnO Nanoparticles and its Application for Determination of Penicillamine. // International Journal of Electrochemical Science13(2018) , 11; 10894-10903 (članak, znanstveni
    1. Prkić, Ante; Vukušić, Tina; Mitar, Ivana; Giljanović, Josipa; Sokol, Vesna; Bošković, Perica; Jakić, Miće; Sedlar, Andrea.
      New sensor based on AgCl containing Iron Oxide or Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Chloride Determination. // International Journal of Electrochemical Science14(2019) , 1; 861-874 (članak

     List of participation on International conferences:

    1. YISAC 2019 – 26th Young Investigators' Seminar on Analytical Chemistry, (June 24 – 27, 2019, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic)

    List of student final thesis:

    1. Nikola Štavlić, Ispitivanje odziva potenciometrijskih senzora za sulfatne ione, 24. rujna 2018., (završni rad)
    2. Andrea Jurišić, Ispitivanje odziva membrane na bazi Ag2S:Ag:Cl:PTFE = 1:1:2 s udjelom nanočestica ZnO 0,2, 0,4, 0,6 %, 28. rujna 2018., (završni rad)
    3. Anđela Mastelić, Ispitivanje odziva membrane na bazi Ag2S:Ag:Cl:PTFE = 1:1:2 s udjelom nanočestica ZnO 0,8, 1,0, 1,2 %, 28. rujna 2018., (završni rad)
    4. Iva Dešpoja, Ispitivanje odziva membrane na bazi Ag2S:AgCl:PTFE = 1:1:2 s udjelom nanočestica ZnO 0,2, 0,4, 0,6% pri pH = 1-2, 28. rujna 2018., (završni rad)
    5. Josipa Glavinić, Ispitivanje odziva membrana za ionsko-selektivne elektrode sastava  FeS:Ag2S:PTFE  1:4 :5 u acetatnom puferu, 27. rujna 2019., (završni rad)
    6. Monika Ivančić, Ispitivanje odziva membrana na bazi FeS:Ag2S:PTFE, 27. rujna 2019. (završni rad)
    7. Lara Tomaško, Ispitivanje odziva potenciometrijskih senzora za kloridne i srebrove ione, 27.rujna 2019. (završni rad)
    8. Tomislav Šoletić, Ispitivanje odziva membrana na bazi FeS:Ag2S:PTFE veličine čestica manjih od 45 µm, 30.rujna 2019. (završni rad)
    9. Katarina Perišin, Ispitivanje odziva membrane na bazi BaSO4:PTFE= 1:1 s dodatkom elementarnog srebra ili bakra, 30. rujna 2019. (završni rad)

    List of student master thesis:

    1. Ana Kelavić, Priprema membrana Ag2S:AgCl:PTFE s nanočesticama ZnO i potenciometrijsko određivanje pri pH od 0 do 2, 30. listopada 2018., (diplomski rad)

    Presentation of Project results at other institutions:

    1.  Presentation at University of Mostar, (May 17th 2019, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Doc. dr. sc. Ante Prkić - email:

                                           - telefon: 021/ 329-462

                                           - broj sobe: B408
  • Project collaborators 
    Slijeva na desno:
    doc. dr. sc. Ivana Mitar
    doc. dr. sc. Perica Bošković
    doc. dr. sc. Miće Jakić
    doc. dr. sc. Ante Prkić
    Andrea Sedlar, mag. chem.

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     Final thesis defense:
    1. Josipa Glavinić
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    2. Monika Ivančić

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    3. Lara Tomaško

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    4. Tomislav Šoletić

    Tomislav Šoletić

    5. Katarina Perišin
    Katarina Perišin