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.
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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.