"A new approach to preconcentration of trace amounts of elements has been demonstrated whereby traces of metals tied up as chelates are coprecipitated on a column of solid organic material. Complete coprecipitation was found to occur within very narrow pH ranges, thereby allowing separation as well as concentration of the elements by careful adjustment of acidity and concentration of chelating agent. The separation is based on the difference in stability constants of the metal chelates. Preliminary studies with different physical forms of the carrier precipitate, indicate adsorptive processes could play a significant role in the mechanism of the column-coprecipitation process. The applicability of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry for the determination of traces of metals in coprecipitation studies has been investigated. Sensitivity limits for nine elements have been established and the effect of certain organic reagents on their standard curves determined. A new quantitative indirect method for the determination of trace amounts of chelating agent has been described"--Abstract, page [ii].
Tappmeyer, Wilbur P.
Webb. William H.
M.S. in Chemistry
University of Missouri at Rolla
v, 57 pages
Note about bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
© 1967 Gerald Delano Schucker, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Atomic absorption spectroscopy
Print OCLC #
Electronic OCLC #
Link to Catalog Record
Schucker, Gerald Delano, "Studies in coprecipitation of trace amounts of elements" (1967). Masters Theses. 5157.