2015 Volume 31 Issue 10 Pages 1099-1103
An advanced stopped-in-loop flow analysis (SILFA) is proposed for the catalytic determinations of vanadium and iron. The chemistry relies on a vanadium- or iron-catalyzed oxidative reaction of p-anisidine by bromate or hydrogen peroxide in the presence of an activator (Tiron or 1,10-phenanthlorine) to form a red dye (510 nm). Reagents for the vanadium- or iron-catalyzed reaction are well mixed by a reagents-merging zones technique. A sample solution is loaded together with well-mixed reagents into a loop in the SILFA configuration, followed by spectrophotometric detection. The advanced SILFA system provides a selective method for the trace determination of vanadium and iron.