Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 17(11), 1313 (2001).

Direct Spectrophotometric Measurements of Acid-catalyzed Complexation of Palladium(II) with 2-(5-Bromo-2-pyridylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol at the Heptane/Water Interface by a Centrifugal Liquid Membrane Method
Akira OHASHI and Hitoshi WATARAI 
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
The centrifugal liquid membrane (CLM) method, designed for the rapid sample injection, was applied to the kinetic study of the complexation of palladium(II) with 2-(5-bromo-2-pyridylazo)-5-diethyaminophenol (5-Br-PADAP) in the heptane/water system. The formation rates of Pd(II)-5-Br-PADAP complex, which existed only at the heptane/water interface, could be directly measured by the CLM method combined with transmission spectrophotometry. We found that the formation rates of Pd(II)-5-Br-PADAP complex were accelerated by the protonation of 5-Br-PADAP at the diethylamino-group that did not coordinate to Pd(II) ion and that the rate constant for the reaction of protonated 5-Br-PADAP at the interface was close to that in the aqueous phase. The present study demonstrated that the CLM method was easily applicable for the measurements of relatively fast interfacial reactions.