Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 19(2), 265 (2003).

Collection of Iron(III) from Homogeneous Aqueous Solutions on Membrane Filters Using Chromazurol B with Triton X-100
Kazuaki IHARA,* Shin-ichi HASEGAWA,** and Kunishige NAITO*
*Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Ibaraki 316-8511, Japan
**National Institute for Materials Science, Tukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan
A membrane filtration method was examined concerning the effective collection of iron(III) from a homogeneous aqueous solution with Chromazurol B (CAB), one of the triphenylmethane dyes, as a precipitating reagent in the presence of a non-ionic surfactant, polyethylene glycol mono[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]ether (Triton X-100). A formed blue Fe(III)-CAB complex was collected as a precipitate on a membrane filter by filtration under suction from a homogeneous aqueous solution in the pH range over about 2. The original solution was prepared at a concentration ratio of CAB to Fe(III) of to 10, and that of Triton X-100 to CAB of 10 to 100. It was then adjusted to a pH value of between 1.0 and 6.5. A linear relationship (r = 0.999) was obtained between the initial concentration and the found one of Fe(III) in the range of 2.0 x 10-5 to 4.0 x 10-4 mol dm-3 at a fixed concentration ratio of CAB to Fe(III) of 3 and that of Triton X-100 to CAB of 20. This membrane filtration with CAB and Triton X-100 may be utilized for the separation of Fe(III) as a background species.