Cloud Point Extraction for the Determination of Different Metal Ions by Using Bis(2-Acetyl Pyridine 4-Phenyl 3-Thiosemicarbazone) as Complexing Reagent
Cloud Point Extraction for Metal Ions
A new method of cloud point extraction was determined for preconcentration and determination of different metal ions like copper(II), nickel(II) and cobalt(II) ions. The complexation has been done by bis(2-acetyl pyridine 4-phenyl 3-thiosemicarbazone) (APPT) using sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) as surfactant. Metal ions are extracted into the phase rich in SDS after centrifugation. Initially, micellar phase was dissolved in 10 mL of deionized water then acidified with 0.5 mol/L HNO3, enhanced the surfactant- rich phase and analyzed by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). The effects of pH, the concen- trations of metal ions and chelating agent (APPT), volume of surfactant (SDS), equilibration temperature and time were studied on CPE. The preconcentration factor obtained was 25 and the limits of detection
(DL) obtained for cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) were 1.5, 1.7 and 2.4 ng/mL, respectively. This method of preconcentration was effectively useful for the determination of cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) in water samples.