Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 17(9), 1091 (2001).

Absorption Spectra of the 4f Electron Transitions of the Praseodymium Complex with 1-Cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-7-(4-ethyl-1-piperazinyl)-4-oxo-3-quinoline Carboxylic Acid Hydrochloride and Its Analytical Application
Naixing WANG,*  Wei JIANG,* Zhikun SI,* Fuxiang LIU,* Quanjie MEN,** and Xiuqin XU***
*Department of Chemistry, Shandong University, Jinan, 250100, People's Republic of China
**Shandong Provincial City Building School, Jinan, People's Republic of China
***Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, 250100, People's Republic of China
The absorption spectra of the praseodymium complex with 1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-7-(4-ethyl-1-piperazinyl)-4-oxo-3-quinoline carboxylic acid hydrochloride (NNFX) has been studied by normal and derivative spectrophotometry. The complex showed maximum absorption at 350 nm at pH 6.0. The stoichiometry of the Pr-NNFX complex was calculated by the molar ratio and continuous variation methods. The ratio of Pr to NNFX was 1:3. The absorption bands of the 4f electron transitions of the praseodymium complex with NNFX are enhanced markedly, especially the wavelength at 481 nm. Using the third-derivative spectrum, the calibration graph is linear over the range 2.5 x 10-5 - 3.5 x 10-4 mol dm-3 for praseodymium. The detection limits (signal-to-noise ratio of 2) is 1.4 x 10-6 mol dm-3. The relative standard deviation is 1.2% for 7.0 x 10-5 mol dm-3 of praseodymium. A method for the direct determination of praseodymium in rare earth mixtures with good accuracy and selectivity is described.