Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2010

Pages :   513-515

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Use of Safranine-O in Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbonate Ions

Address:   Anil Ameta, Jyoti Bharadwaj and Aruna Ameta
Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Raj.) 313002, India
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Photochemical reduction of sodium carbonate was investigated in presence of safranine-O. The progress of the reaction was observed spectrophotometrically at dmax = 410 m. The effect of pH variation on the formation of formaldehyde and formic acid was investigated. Where two maxima were observed i.e. pH = 6.0 and 10.0. Effect of various other parameter like concentration of carbonate intensity of light etc. The rate of photocatalytic reduction was also studied.
Photochemical reduction, Carbonate, Safranine-O, Formaldehyde, Formic acid.
Anil Ameta, Jyoti Bharadwaj, Aruna Ameta. Use of Safranine-O in Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbonate Ions. Asian J. Research Chem. 3(2): April- June 2010; Page 513-515.
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