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Determination of calcium and magnesium in sea-water using a dynamically coated porous graphitic carbon column with a selective metallochromic ligand as a component of the mobile phase

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Paull, B, Fagan, PA and Haddad, PR 1996 , 'Determination of calcium and magnesium in sea-water using a dynamically coated porous graphitic carbon column with a selective metallochromic ligand as a component of the mobile phase' , Analytical Communications, vol. 33, No. 6 , pp. 193-196 , doi: 10.1039/AC9963300193.

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Abstract

A simple liquid chromatographic procedure for the separation and detection of magnesium and calcium in saline samples has been developed. A selective colour-forming metallochromic ligand, o-cresolphthalein complexone, was used both to dynamically coat a pH tolerant porous graphitic carbon reverse phase column and also as a component of the mobile phase. The metals were separated by a chelating ion exchange mechanism at pH 10.5 and eluted as coloured chelates, which were detected using direct spectrophotometry at 572 nm. The procedure was applied to the determination of magnesium and calcium in a sea-water sample and the results compared to those obtained using AAS.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Paull, B and Fagan, PA and Haddad, PR
Keywords: simple liquid chromatographic procedure, separation and detection of magnesium and calcium in saline samples, o-cresolphthalein complexone
Journal or Publication Title: Analytical Communications
ISSN: 1359-7337
DOI / ID Number: 10.1039/AC9963300193
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© Royal Society of Chemistry 1996.

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