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Title: ICP–AES determination of small amounts of zinc in copper-base alloys after separation by adsorption of the zinc–TAN complex on Sep Pak C18 cartridges
Other Titles: Talanta
Authors: Teixeira, Leonardo Sena Gomes
Reis, José Oscar N.
Costa, Antonio Celso Spinola
Ferreira, Sergio Luis Costa
Korn, Maria das Graças Andrade
Andrade, Jailson Bittencourt de
Keywords: ICP/AES;Zinc;Copper-base alloys
Issue Date: 1998
Abstract: The use of ICP/AES for the determination of zinc, in low concentration levels, in matrices containing high levels of copper is difficult because copper interferes in the zinc main emission wavelength (213.856 nm). In the present work, a separation of zinc from copper matrices was possible, using the reaction of zinc(II) cation with 1-(2-tiazolylazo)-2-naphthol (TAN), in the pH range of 6.5–8.0, resulting in a stable red complex. Copper also reacts with TAN but its interference was avoided by the addition of ascorbic acid and thiosulphate in the reaction medium. In this way, the aqueous solution was passed through a SEP PAK C18 cartridge, in which the zinc(II)–TAN complex was quantitatively retained, but it did not occur with copper which passes through the cartridge, as [Cu2(S2O3)2]2−, with the aqueous solution. The cartridge was washed with water and the complex eluted with ethanol. Then, the alcohol was evaporated and the complex decomposed by nitric acid. It results in both zinc pre-concentration and separation from copper. The zinc quantification was carried out by ICP/AES at 213.856 nm. The relative standard deviations, for ten different aliquots, were 5.7% and the average recovery found for zinc was 96%, even when the concentration ratio Cu/Zn was up to 500/1 (mg l−1:mg l−1). Other metals, like nickel, for example, can react with TAN in the same way as zinc but they do not interfere in the emission wavelength 213.856 nm.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p.1279–1283
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/8204
ISSN: 0039-9140
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