Determination of Trace Mo(VI) in Seawater Samples by Ion Pair Formation and Solvent Extraction

이온쌍 형성-용매추출에 의한 해수 중 극미량 Mo(VI)의 정량

  • 김영상 (고려대학교 자연과학대학 화학과) ;
  • 노승구 (고려대학교 자연과학대학 화학과) ;
  • 최종문 (고려대학교 자연과학대학 화학과)
  • Received : 1993.07.15
  • Published : 1993.08.25


The formation of Mo(VI)-alizarin red S chelate ion its extraction into an organic solvent by ion-pairing for the separarive determination of trace Mo(VI) in natural water was applied in seawater samples. Removed Fe(III) and Zn(II), and Cu(II) by precipitating with anthranilic acid at pH 4.0 and 2.0, seawater 100mL was sampled in 250mL separatory funnel. After Mo(VI)-ARS chelate ion was formed by adding 0.01M alizarin red S solution 1.0mL to the water sample of pH 4.6, 0.6% aliquat-336 chloroform solution 10mL was added and the solution was vigorously shaked for about 30 seconds to form the ion-pair between Mo(VI)-ARS and aliquat-336 perfectly. The solution was stood for about 30 minutes. And the organic phase was taken for the absorbance measurement of the ion-pair at 520nm. The content of Mo(VI) was obtained from the standard calibration curve. Several extraction conditions such as pH, adding amounts of alizarin red S and aliquat-336, and shaking and standing times were optimized and the interferences and release of concomitant ions was also studied. This procedure was applied to the analysis of Eastern and Yellow seawaters. It could be confirmed from the recoveries of over 85% in samples spiked with a given amount of Mo(VI) that this method was also quantitative in the determination of trace Mo(VI) in a seawater.


trace Mo(VI);sea watwr;synergistic solvent extraction;UV/Vis spectrophotometry


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