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Highly sensitive catalytic spectrophotometric determination of ruthenium

Naik, R.M. and Srivastava, A. and Prasad, Surendra (2008) Highly sensitive catalytic spectrophotometric determination of ruthenium. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 69 (1). pp. 193-197. ISSN 1386-1425

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A new and highly sensitive catalytic kinetic method (CKM) for the determination of ruthenium(III) has been established based on its catalytic effect on the oxidation of l-phenylalanine (l-Pheala) by KMnO(4) in highly alkaline medium. The reaction has been followed spectrophotometrically by measuring the decrease in the absorbance at 526nm. The proposed CKM is based on the fixed time procedure under optimum reaction conditions. It relies on the linear relationship where the change in the absorbance (DeltaA(t)) versus added Ru(III) amounts in the range of 0.101-2.526ngml(-1) is plotted. Under the optimum conditions, the sensitivity of the proposed method, i.e. the limit of detection corresponding to 5min is 0.08ngml(-1), and decreases with increased time of analysis. The method is featured with good accuracy and reproducibility for ruthenium(III) determination. The ruthenium(III) has also been determined in presence of several interfering and non-interfering cations, anions and polyaminocarboxylates. No foreign ions interfered in the determination ruthenium(III) up to 20-fold higher concentration of foreign ions. In addition to standard solutions analysis, this method was successfully applied for the quantitative determination of ruthenium(III) in drinking water samples. The method is highly sensitive, selective and very stable. A review of recently published catalytic spectrophotometric methods for the determination of ruthenium(III) has also been presented for comparison.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2008 00:13
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 02:28

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