Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 16(8), 811 (2000).

Unusually Slow Extraction Rate and Mechanism of Iron(III) with Trifluoroacetylacetone in Triton X-100 Micellar System. Part I. Extraction Routes
Kazuho INABA
The National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0053, Japan
The rate of formation/extraction of iron(III) with trifluoroacetylacetone in Triton X-100 micellar solution at 298 K was measured by stopped-flow spectrophotometry to identify the route and mechanism of the extraction process. The rate was first order with respect to the metal ion and the extractant in the bulk aqueous phase and inverse first order to the hydrogen ion when the formation of extractable tris-complex was small. The rate obtained under such conditions agreed well with that of complex formation in the single aqueous solution; this suggests that the whole reactions is controlled only by the formation of the mono-complex in the bulk aqueous phase. On the other hand, the rate did not show clear dependencies on the ligand and the hydrogen ion, and was slower than the one expected from the complex formation in the aqueous solution when the formation of the extractable tris-complex was dominant. A slow material transport of the tris-complex from the bulk aqueous phase to the micellar pseudophase was estimated.