Kinetic flow-injection analysis of boron using 5-fluorosalicylaldehyde and H-acid

Sarenqiqige, Takamasa Kodani, Mari Kajiwara, Kô Takehara, Kazuhisa Yoshimura

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Boric acid reacts with 5-fluorosalicylaldehyde (F-SA) and 8-amino-1-naphthol-3,6-disulfonic acid (HA) to form the boric acid-fluoroazomethine H complex (F-AzB) that is now being used for the flow-injection analysis (FIA) of boric acid. At pH 6.5, the F-AzB complexation proceeded fairly fast, whereas the fluoroazomethine H (F-AzH) formation was slow. Thus, highly sensitive measurement of F-AzB was possible if the reaction time was controlled using the FIA method to decrease the background absorbance of F-AzH at the analytical wavelength. The optimum conditions for the color developing reaction were investigated for single and dual channel systems. The former system was simple, applicable to the determination of boron in reversed osmosis (RO) desalination water with a detection limit (LOD) of 4 μg B dm -3 . For the latter system, the calibration range was 0.005 to 10 mg B dm -3 with an LOD of 1 μg B dm -3 , which can be applicable to natural water analyses of boron. These methods could analyze 15 - 20 samples in one hour. The results of the boron concentration measurement for water samples from an RO desalination plant, industrial wastewater and river water were in fairly good agreement with those obtained by other methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-889
Number of pages5
Journalanalytical sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry


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