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Title: Sensitive spectrophotometric determination of ascorbic acid in fruit juices and pharmaceutical formulations using 2-(5-bromo-2-pyridylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol (Br-PADAP)
Other Titles: Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Authors: Ferreira, Sergio Luis Costa
Bandeira, Marcus Luciano Souza de Ferreira
Lemos, Valfredo Azevedo
Santos, Hilda Costa dos
Costa, Antonio Celso Spinola
Jesus, Djane S. de
Issue Date: 1997
Abstract: A simple and very sensitive method has been developed for the determination of ascorbic acid based on the oxidation of ascorbic acid to dehydroascorbic acid by iron(III), followed by a complexation of iron(II) with 2-(5-bromo-2-pyridylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol(Br-PADAP). The iron(II) complex is formed immediately, with absorption maxima at 560 and 748 nm and a molar absorptivity of 1.31 × 105 l mole–1cm–1 and 5.69 × 104 l mole–1cm–1, respectively. The ascorbic acid determination is possible with a linear range up to 2.4 μg ml–1, a calibration sensitivity of 0.744 ml μg–1 at 560 nm and 0.323 ml μg–1 at 748 nm, and a detection limit of 15 ng ml–1 and 44 ng ml–1, respectively. The procedure was used for the ascorbic acid determination in several fruit juices and pharmaceutical formulations. The results demonstrated a good precision (R.S.D. < 1%) and are in agreement with those obtained with others methods. The Br-PADAP method proposed is six times more sensitive than the method using the iron(II)-1,10-phenanthroline system.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p.1174-1178
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/8324
ISSN: 0937-0633
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