Simultaneous Determination of Nickel and Copper by H-Point Standard Addition MethodFirst-Order Derivative Spectrophotometry in Plant Samples After Separation and Preconcentration on Modified Natural Clinoptilolite as a New Sorbent
Authors: Roohparvar, Rasool1; Taher, Mohammad Ali1; Mohadesi, Alireza2
For the simultaneous determination of nickel(II) and copper(II) in plant samples, a rapid and accurate method was developed. In this method, solid-phase extraction (SPE) and first-order derivative spectrophotometry (FDS) are combined, and the result is coupled with the H-point standard
addition method (HPSAM). Compared with normal spectrophotometry, derivative spectrophotometry offers the advantages of increased selectivity and sensitivity. As there is no need for carrying out any pretreatment of the sample, the spectrophotometry method is easy, but because of a high detection
limit, it is not so practical. In order to decrease the detection limit, it is suggested to combine spectrophotometry with a preconcentration method such as SPE. In the present work, after separation and preconcentration of Ni(II) and Cu(II) on modified clinoptilolite zeolite that is loaded
with 2-[1-(2-hydroxy-5-sulforphenyl)-3-phenyl-5-formazano]-benzoic acid monosodium salt (zincon) as a selective chromogenic reagent, FDS-HPSAM, which is a simple and selective spectrophotometric method, has been applied for simultaneous determination of these ions.With optimum conditions,
the detection limit in original solutions is 0.7 and 0.5 ng/mL, respectively, for nickel and copper. The linear concentration ranges in the proposed method for nickel and copper ions in original solutions are 1.1 to 3.0 103 and 0.9 to 2.0 103 ng/mL, respectively. The
recommended procedure is applied to successful determination of Cu(II) and Ni(II) in standard and real samples.
Document Type: Research Article
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Department of Chemistry, PO Box 76175-133, Kerman, Iran. 2:
Payame Noor University, Department of Chemistry, PO Box 76175-559, Kerman, Iran.
Publication date: May 1, 2008
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