Study on Colour Reaction of Vanadium(V) with 2-(2-Quinolylazo)-5-Diethylaminophenol and Its Application

  • Qiufen Hu
  • Xianghua Wu
  • Guangyu Yang
  • Zhangjie Huang
  • Jiayuan Yin


A sensitive, selective and rapid method has been developed for the determination of vanadium based on the rapid reaction of vanadium(V) with 2-(2-quinolylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol (QADEAP). The QADEAP reacts with V(V) in the presence of citric acid-sodium hydroxide buffer solution (pH =3.5) and cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTMAB) medium to form a violet chelate of a molar ratio 1:2 (V(V) to QADEAP). The molar absorptivity of the chelate is 1.23 x 105 L mol-1 cm-1 at 590 nm in the measured solution. Beer's law is obeyed in the range of 0.01~0.6 mg mL-1. This method was applied to the determination of vanadium(v) with good results.

South African Journal of Chemistry Vol.57 2004: 15-18

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