Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 25 Issue 6 November 2002 pp 509-511
Gold nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes have been prepared by UV-photoactivation technique using the micelle TX-100 (poly(oxyethylene)
Volume 25 Issue 6 November 2002 pp 577-579
Arsenic can be determined in parts-per-million (ppm) level by absorbance measurement. This method is based on the quantitative colour bleaching of the dye, methylene blue by arsine catalyzed by nanoparticles in micellar medium. The arsine has been generated in situ from sodium arsenate by NaBH4 reduction. The absorbance measurement was carried out at the 𝜆max of the dye at 660 nm. The calibration graph set-up for three linear dynamic ranges (LDR) are 0–8.63 ppm, 0–1.11 ppm and 0–0.11 ppm and limit of detections (LODs) are 1.3, 0.53 and 0.03 ppm, respectively. This method is simple, sensitive and easy to carry out. It is free from phosphate and silicate interference and applicable to real sample analysis.
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