Micelle mediated extraction of magnesium from water samples with trizma-chloranilate and determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (Journal article)

Giokas, D. L./ Paleologos, E. K./ Veltsistas, P. G./ Karayannis, M. I.

This article describes an analytical method for the determination of magnesium taking advantage of the cloud point phenomenon employing a suitable chelating agent (chloranilate) for Mg analysis. The method encompasses pre-concentration of the metal chelate followed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) analysis. The chelating agent chosen for this task is a newly synthesised salt of chloranilic acid, trizma-chloranilate, which reacts with Mg but at the same time has a very low affinity for other metallic cations like silicon, aluminium and sodium, which interfere with the determination of Mg in FAAS. The condensed surfactant phase with the metal chelate(s) is introduced into the flame of an atomic absorption spectrometer after its treatment with an acidified methanolic solution. In this way, complex and time-consuming steps for sample treatment are avoided while increased sensitivity is achieved by the presence of both methanol and surfactant in the aspirated sample. The analytical curve was rectilinear in the range of 5-220 mug l(-1) and the limit of detection was as low as 0.75 mug l(-1) with a standard deviation of 5.2%. The method was applied for the determination of Mg in natural and mineral waters with satisfactory results and recoveries in the range of 97-102%. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας
Keywords: atomic absorption spectrometry,cloud point,micelles,trizma-chloranilate,cloud point preconcentration,flow-injection analysis,nonionic surfactant,natural-waters,drinking-water,calcium,separation,cobalt,nickel,acid
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/8452
ISSN: 0039-9140
Link: <Go to ISI>://000174751800005
Publisher: Elsevier
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