2003 Volume 19 Issue 6 Pages 913-916
The kinetic method is based on a catalytic effect on the oxidation of sodium pyrogallol-5-sulfonate by hydrogen peroxide. The reaction is followed spectrophotometrically at 436.8 nm. The kinetic parameters of the reaction are reported and a rate equation is suggested. The calibration graph is linear in the range 10 - 200 ng cm-3. The effects of certain foreign ions upon the reaction rate were determined for the assessment of the selectivity of the method. This method has high sensitivity and good selectivity when anions are concerned as well. That is why it can be successfully applied to determination of iodide in real samples (mineral water and soil) directly after the elimination of cations, which interfere. The method was applied to determine iodide in natural waters and soil.