Articles written in Proceedings – Section A
Volume 56 Issue 3 September 1962 pp 125-129
Chrysin forms a yellow coloured complex with thorium. This colour reaction has been investigated and utilised for spectrophotometric determination of thorium. The colour has maximum intensity at pH 2·8. It obeys Beer-Lambert’s law at 380 m
Volume 57 Issue 4 April 1963 pp 259-265
The spectrophotometric determination of zirconium is described, based on the formation of a yellow coloured complex between zirconium and galangin. Maximum absorption by the reaction product only at one specific wavelength (410 mµ) in the acidity range of 0·5 N-HCl to pH 4·5, suggests the formation of only one complex. The complex, not extractable by usual organic solvents, has been studied in 40% alcoholic medium. It obeys Beer’s law from 1 to 6 p.p.m. of metal ion concentration and contains the two components in the molar ratio of 1:1. The effect of the reagent on other ions has been qualitatively studied. Also, the effect of foreign ions on the complex has been investigated.