alexa Preconcentrative separation of chromium(VI) species from chromium(III) by coprecipitation of its ethyl xanthate complex onto naphthalene.
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Author(s): Gopi Krishna P, Mary Gladis J, Rambabu U, Prasada Rao T, Naidu GR

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Abstract A rapid, sensitive and selective method is described for the determination of chromium(VI) in presence of 100-fold amounts of chromium(III) by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) in conjunction with coprecipitative preconcentration of its ethyl xanthate complex onto naphthalene. The solid mixture consisting of the chromium(VI) complex together with naphthalene is dissolved in 8.0ml of dimethyl formamide (DMF) and chromium(VI) content was established by FAAS. Calibration graphs were rectilinear over the chromium(VI) concentration in the range 0-200mugl(-1). Five replicate determinations of 20mug of chromium(VI) present in 1.0l of sample solution gave a relative standard deviation of 3.1\%. The detection limit corresponding to three times the standard deviation of the blank was found to be 0.5mugl(-1). The developed procedure has been successfully utilized for the estimation of chromium(VI), chromium(total) (after oxidation with bromate) and chromium(III) (by subtracting chromium(VI) content from chromium(total) value contents of several tannery industries. This article was published in Talanta and referenced in Chemical Sciences Journal

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