Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2011

Pages :   206-210

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Thioglycolic Acid as an Amperometric Reagent for Trace Determination of Mn (II), Mn (VII), Cr (III) and Cr (VI)



Address:   Rekha Nagill2* and S.P. Khatkar1
1Department of Chemistry, M.D. University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Indo-Global College of Engineering, Mohali, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Amperometric determination of Mn(II), Mn(VII), Cr(III) and Cr(VI) was carried out successfully with the help of thioglycolic acid (TGA) at d.m.e. in 0.1 M NaOH [for Mn(II) and Mn(VII)], 0.1 M KCl [for Cr(III)] and acetate buffer having pH-4.99 [for Cr(VI)] medium. Metal ions solutions were employed as titrant in all the cases (anodic titrations). Titrations of Mn(VII) and Cr(VI) solutions using acid as titrant (cathodic titrations) were also performed successfully. Metal species – TGA molar stoichiometric ratio of 1:2 for Mn(II) and 1:1 for Mn(VII), Cr(III) and 3.32:1 for Cr(VI) have been obtained when respective metal ions were employed as titrant (anodic titrations). 2:1 titrimetric molar ratio for Mn(VII) and 1:3.32 for Cr(VI) have been obtained using TGA as titrant (cathodic titrations). Solutions as dilute as 5.49 ppm Mn(II), 2.74 ppm Mn(VII), 5.20 ppm Cr(III) and 0.52 ppm Cr(VI) were estimated with high degree of accuracy. Tolerance limit for foreign ions has also been worked out.
KEYWORDS:
Amperometry, thioglycolic acid, Mn(II), Mn(VII), Cr(III), Cr(VI).
Cite:
Rekha Nagill, S.P. Khatkar. Thioglycolic Acid as an Amperometric Reagent for Trace Determination of Mn (II), Mn (VII), Cr (III) and Cr (VI). Asian J. Research Chem. 4(2): February 2011; Page 206-210.
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