A sequential injection method for the determination of aluminum in drinking water using fluorescence enhancement of the aluminum-morin complex in micellar media

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Abstract

A robust and simple sequential injection (SI) method for the assay of aluminum ions in natural water is described. The method is based on the enhancement of the fluorescence of the aluminum-morin complex in the presence of a non-ionic surfactant (Tween-20). The fluorescence of the complex is monitored at an emission wavelength of 495 nm with excitation at 425 nm. The pH, morin concentration and the aspirated sample volume were optimized simultaneously using a chemometric method. The optimum operating conditions are: 150 μl aspirated sample volume, 20 μM morin concentration, a pH of 4.5 and 0.8% Tween-20. Using these optimum conditions a linear calibration curve was obtained from 50 to 1000 ppb. The detection limit was 3 ppb and the maximum relative standard deviation (n=5) of the method was 2.9%. The method was successfully applied for the determination of aluminum ions in natural water samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalMicrochemical Journal
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

Keywords

  • Aluminum
  • Fluorescence
  • Morin
  • Tween-20
  • Water analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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