Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 36(9), 1137 (2020).

Down-scaling Sample Preparation Using Polyurethane Foam and Colorimetric Technique for the Chromium Assay in Accessories
Chonnipa YEERUM, Piyanat Issarangkura Na AYUTTHAYA, Kullapon KESONKAN, Apidech CHAIYAKHAN, and Monnapat VONGBOOT
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, 10140, Thailand
A simple alternative colorimetric assay of chromium in accessories is proposed. A miniature part of a sample was dissolved by acid digestion. With dithiooxamide (DTO) complexes, metal interferences are retained in polyurethane foam synthesized in the lab, while chromium ions present in the eluate. A 100-μL volume of the eluate was measured for the absorbance using a handy spectrometer. The proposed method was successful for chromium assay and the results obtained agreed with the reference (FAAS) method. The amounts of chromium in accessories were found in the range of 100 to 390 mg g−1.