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|Title:||Indirect complexometric determination of mercury(II) using 2-mercaptopropionic acid (2-MPA) as a selective masking agent|
Nityananda, Shetty, A.
|Citation:||Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, 2005, Vol.12, 3, pp.361-364|
|Abstract:||A complexometric method for the determination of mercury(II) in presence of other metal ions is described based on the selective masking action of 2-mercaptopropionic acid towards mercury(II). Mercury(II) present in a given sample solution is first complexed with an excess of EDTA and the unreacted EDTA is titrated against zinc sulphate solution at pH 5-6 (hexamine buffer) using xylenol orange as the indicator. A 0.5% aqueous solution of 2-mercaptopropionic acid is then added to displace EDTA from the Hg(II)-EDTA complex. The released EDTA is estimated. Reproducible and accurate results are obtained for 4-88 mg of mercury(II) with relative error less than 0.46% and coefficient of variation not more than 0.34%. The effects of various ions were studied. The method is used for the analysis of mercury in its synthetic alloy mixtures and also in complexes.|
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