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World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2013, 1(4), 49-53
DOI: 10.12691/wjac-1-4-1
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Solid Phase Extraction of Silicate by Sorption on Modified Magnetite Nanoparticles and Spectrophotometric Determination

Mohammad Ali Karimi1, 2, , Abdolhamid Hatefi-Mehrjardi1, 2, Sayed Zia Mohammadi1, 3, Alireza Mohadesi1, 3, Javad Yarahmadi2, Asghar Askarpour Kabir2, Havva Mahmoodian2 and Shahla Nezhad Khorasani2

1Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Laboratory (NNRL), Payame Noor University, Sirjan, Iran

3Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Kerman, Iran

Pub. Date: August 13, 2013

Cite this paper:
Mohammad Ali Karimi, Abdolhamid Hatefi-Mehrjardi, Sayed Zia Mohammadi, Alireza Mohadesi, Javad Yarahmadi, Asghar Askarpour Kabir, Havva Mahmoodian and Shahla Nezhad Khorasani. Solid Phase Extraction of Silicate by Sorption on Modified Magnetite Nanoparticles and Spectrophotometric Determination. World Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2013; 1(4):49-53. doi: 10.12691/wjac-1-4-1


A new adsorbent of alumina-coated magnetite nanoparticles (ACMNPs) modified with cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) was prepared for the separation/preconcentration of trace silicate from water samples and then determined by spectrophotometry method. Silicate was determined based on the molybdenum blue method, which monitored at λmax of 830 nm. MNPs and ACMNPs characterized by SEM and VSM. Under the optimal experimental conditions, the preconcentration factor, detection limit, linear range and relative standard deviation of silicate were 70 (for 350 mL of sample solution), 0.040 µg mL−1, 0.8-7.0 µg mL−1 and 2.2 % (for 5.0 µg mL-1, n=7), respectively. The method was applied to the separation/preconcentration and determination of silicate in tap water, river water and seawater samples with satisfactory results.

separation/preconcentration silicate modified alumina-coated magnetite nanoparticles (ACMNPs) molybdenum blue method

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