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A novel method for the determination of individual lanthanides using an inexpensive conductometric technique

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Abstract

A new conductometric titration method is established to determine quantitatively lanthanide ions (Lns) using ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) as a ligand and α-hydroxy isobutyric acid (α-HIBA) as a co-ligand. The detection limit of Ln(III) ions was found to be 1 × 10−5 M using a 5-ring conductivity sensor of cell constant 0.774 cm−1. The proposed method is tested for selective determination of individual lanthanides in the presence of interfering ions like selected alkali, alkaline earth, and transition metal ions. The method does not suffer from interference from any of these species. A mechanism for selective detection by conductometry is given. Gd(III) determination is verified with the spectrophotometric method.

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The article was received on 08 Dec 2010, accepted on 20 Mar 2011 and first published on 21 Apr 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0AY00747A
Citation: Anal. Methods, 2011,3, 1290-1295
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    A novel method for the determination of individual lanthanides using an inexpensive conductometric technique

    K. Matharu, S. K. Mittal and S. K. Ashok Kumar, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 1290
    DOI: 10.1039/C0AY00747A

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