A catalytic method for the determination of trace amounts of manganese(II) based on its catalytic effect on the oxidation of 3-(2-hydroxyphenylazo)pyridine-2,6-diol is proposed. The synthesis of this dye is described and the reaction is monitored spectrophotometrically by measuring the absorbance of the dye at 472 nm. The kinetic parameters of the reaction have been determined. The calibration graph [tan a vs. manganese(II) concentration] is linear in the range 0.5-9.1 ng ml-1 of manganese(II), the relative standard deviation being 3.7% for 2.23 ng ml-1. The method has few interferences and has been applied to the determination of manganese(II) in foodstuffs. © 1988 by the Royal Society of Chemistry. All rights reserved.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1988|
- Catalytic method
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Manganese(II) determination