Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia

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Application of Triton X-100 coated poly vinyl chloride as new solid phase for preconcentration of Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+ ions and their flame atomic absorption spectrometric determinations

Mehrorang Ghaedi, Ebrahim Niknam


A selective, sensitive and efficient method for preconcentration of trace amounts of Cu(II), Fe(II) and Zn(II) ions based on the uptake of their complexes with 3-((indolin-3-yl)(phenyl)methyl)indoline (IYPMI) loaded on Triton X-100 coated poly vinyl chloride has been reported. The influences of the analytical parameters including pH, ligand amount, surfactant type and concentration, eluting condition and sample volume on metal ions recovery were investigated. The method has been successfully applied for the extraction of these ions content in some real samples of soil and plants. The extraction efficiency was > 97% with low relative standard deviation (RSD < 2.4%) and the preconcentration factor of 90 (5 mL elution volume for a 450 mL of sample volume).


KEY WORDS: Surfactant coated PVC, Atomic absorption spectrometry, Solid phase extraction

 Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2010, 24(1), 11-20.
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