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Kinetic determination of trace amount of mercury(II) in environmental samples

Pandey, G.P. and Singh, A.K and Prasad, Surendra and Deshmukh, L. and Asthana, A. and Mathew, S.B. and Yoshida, M. (2016) Kinetic determination of trace amount of mercury(II) in environmental samples. Microchemical Journal, 128 . pp. 55-61. ISSN 0026-265X

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    Abstract

    A novel, simple, sensitive and selective kinetic spectrophotometric method has been developed for the determination of Hg(II) in environmental samples. The method is based on the catalytic effect of Hg(II) on the potassium bromate-leucocrystal violet (LCV) reaction system in the acidic medium. Decolourization of LCV was used to monitor the reaction spectrophotometrically at 595 nm. The indicator reaction obeys Beer's law in the range of 0.005–0.05 μg mL− 1. The effects of various parameters such as pH, time, temperature and the concentration of the reagents have been optimized for the indicator reaction. Sandell's sensitivity and molar absorptivity for the system were found to be 0.00006875 μg cm− 2 and 3.95 × 106 L mol− 1 cm− 1, respectively. The detection limit and the limit of quantification were calculated to be 0.0021 μg mL− 1 and 0.014 μg mL− 1, respectively. The proposed method involving KBrO3 for the oxidation of LCV has successfully been applied for the determination of Hg(II) in vegetables, water, soil and fungicides samples.

    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 Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 10:46
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 10:46
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9037
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