Analytical Sciences
Online ISSN : 1348-2246
Print ISSN : 0910-6340
ISSN-L : 0910-6340
Original Papers
Simultaneous Determination of Rhodium and Iridium Using Derivative Spectrophotometry after Preconcentration of Their 2-(5-Bromo-2-pyridylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol Chelates onto Microcrystalline Naphthalene
Joseph Patrick PANCRASBal Krishan PURI
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1999 年 15 巻 6 号 p. 575-580


Rhodium and iridium were preconcentrated from a fairly large volume of their aqueous solutions using 2-(5-bromo-2-pyridylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol (5-Br-PADAP) and tetraphenylborate onto microcrystalline naphthalene in the pH ranges 5.0 - 6.5 and 3.5 - 5.5, respectively. The solid mass obtained after filtration was dissolved in 5 ml of dimethyl formamide (DMF). A derivative spectrophotometric method using a zero-crossing technique measurement is described for their simultaneous determination in mixtures. The determination of rhodium and iridium in the concentration ranges 0.15 - 12.5 and 0.25 - 10.0 µg in 5 ml of the final DMF solutions, respectively, shows good linearity in the calibration plots. The detection limits are 72 ng and 133 ng for rhodium and iridium, respectively. Favorable selectivity in the pres-ence of common ions was achieved by adding EDTA after complex formation. Various parameters were studied in order to optimize the conditions for the simultaneous determination of rhodium and iridium in various synthetic samples corre-sponding to their standard alloys.

© 1999 by The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
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