A simple and sensitive spectrophotometric method for the determination of cerium(IV) was developed. Witho-phenylenediamine cerium(IV) gives an orange-red colour with an absorption maximum at 470 nm. The system obeys Beer’s law in the range 7 ppm to 500 ppm with a molar absorptivity of 2·4 × 103l mol−1 cm−1 and Sandell sensitivity of 0·5 ppm. Interference by various ions was studied. This method was used for the determination of cerium in low-alloy steels and the results are in good agreement with the certified values.
Volume 44, 2021
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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