Spectrophotometric determination of palladium(II) using piperonal thiosemicarbazone

Prakash Shetty, A. Nityananda Shetty, R. V. Gadag

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A simple, rapid, selective and sensitive spectrophotometric method for the determination of palladium is proposed using piperonal thiosemicarbazone (PATS) as a reagent. The reagent forms a 1:2 complex (Pd:Reagent) with palladium. The yellow complex is soluble in 32-40% ethanol and has an absorption maximum at 363 nm. Beer's law is obeyed upto 3.85 ppm of palladium and the optimum concentration range is 0.5-2.45 ppm of Pd. The molar absorptivity and Sandell's sensitivity are 3. 80 x 104 dm3 mol-1 cm -1 and 2.8 x 10-3 μg cm-2, respectively. The experimental conditions for complete colour development and the interference from various ions are investigated. The method is used for the determination of palladium in its complexes and synthetic mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-290
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Chemical Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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