Extraction-spectrophotometric determination of iron as the ternary tris(1,10-phenanthroline)-iron(II)-picrate complex
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A highly sensitive extraction-spectrophotometric method has been developed for the determination of iron based on the formation of a ternary complex with 1,10-phenanthroline as a primary ligand and picrate as a counter ion. The slightly soluble red-orange complex obtained in the pH range 2-9 is easily and completely extracted into 1,2-dichloroethane. The absorbance is measured directly in the organic phase at 510 nm against a reagent blank. Beer’s law is obeyed over the concentration range 0.1-3.6 μg ml<sup>–1</sup>, corresponding to 0.01–0.36 μg ml<sup>–1</sup> of iron in the aqueous solution. The apparent molar absorptivity and Sandell’s sensitivity were 1.3 × 10<sup>5</sup> mol<sup>–1</sup> cm<sup>–1</sup> and 0.43 ng cm<sup>–2</sup>, respectively. The interference of various ions was examined and the serious interferences arising from common metal ions, which are sometimes unavoidable in other methods, were not observed in the proposed method. © Royal Society of Chemistry.
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