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Organic Analytical Reagents for the Determination of Inorganic Ions



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). When relevant, we provide an approximate limit of detection (LOD) and when the uncertainty can vary, this is expressed as an RSD. Some of the procedures listed here require the use of hazardous chemicals (carcinogens such as benzene, strong acids such as HF). Appropriate precautions must be observed. While a great deal of the information presented here is from the recent literature, the reader is referred to several excellent reviews and monographs for additional information [1-10]
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
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CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL


chemistry, carcinogens, benzene, reagents, inorganic, substances


Bruno, T. and Svoronos, P. (2014), Organic Analytical Reagents for the Determination of Inorganic Ions, Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created June 4, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017