Potentiometric FIA of trace phenol

Ohura Hiroki, Imato Toshihiko, Yamasaki Sumio, Ishibashi Nobuhiko

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A simple and rapid FIA of phenol is described, using bromination reaction and a Potentiometric detection. The detector is a combined electrode which consists of a bromide-selective electrode and a platinum electrode arrayed in series. The method is based on the measurement of potential changes in an initial stage of the bromination of phenol in a flow system. The sample is injected into a stream of carrier water and merged with a stream of acidic bromine solution which brominates phenol in the reaction tube. The amount of reduced bromine is determined by measuring the potential change with a Potentiometric detector, giving the concentration of phenol in samples. A linear relationship between peak heights and phenol concentrations is observed in the range of 5× 10-6 M to 2.5 × 10-5 - phenol. The relative standard deviation was 0.9% for analysis of 5× -0-6 - phenol at sampling rates of 80 h-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
Journalbunseki kagaku
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry

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