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Organic Analytical Reagents for the Determination of Inorganic Cations



Thomas J. Bruno, Paris D. Svoronos


The table entitled Organic Analytical Reagents for the Determination of Inorganic Substances, by G. Ackermann, L. Sommer, and D. Thorburn Burns, has been revamped and considerably expanded for this edition. The many recent advancements in this area have been surveyed, and in this table, specifically for inorganic cations, we present the major tests, reagents, and some guidance as to the expected result or method of observation. The abbreviations used here are defined in the abbreviations entry in this chapter. In addition, for brevity, when a determination calls for a spectrophotometric measurement at a particular wavelength, for example at 500 nm, we denote this as: “spec λ=500 nm”. No wavelength is specified if it is variable, for example, with pH; here we indicate: “spec determination”. When a determination calls for spectrofluormetric determination, the excitation and emission wavelengths are provided thus: specf λex= 303.5 nm, λem= 353 nm. Note that a common surfactant used in many of these tests is cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, abbreviated (CTAB).
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 93rd edition
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CRC Taylor Francis, Boca Raton, FL


analytical reagents, cations, spectrophotometry


Bruno, T. and Svoronos, P. (2012), Organic Analytical Reagents for the Determination of Inorganic Cations, CRC Taylor Francis, Boca Raton, FL (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created June 22, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017