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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2019, 7(4), 242-247
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-7-4-2
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An Undergraduate Experiment Using Cyclodextrin – Assisted Sensitive Fluorescence Detection and Quantitation of Dapsone Drug in Wastewater Samples

Mohammed A. Meetani1, , Ahmad Alhalabi2, Mohammed K. Al-tabaji1, Noor I Albadawi1, Nada Elmari1, Soleiman Hisaindee1, Abdullah Al-Hemyari1 and Munjed Maraqa2

1Chemistry Department, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 15551 Al-Ain, UAE

2Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 15551 Al-Ain, UAE

Pub. Date: September 29, 2019

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Mohammed A. Meetani, Ahmad Alhalabi, Mohammed K. Al-tabaji, Noor I Albadawi, Nada Elmari, Soleiman Hisaindee, Abdullah Al-Hemyari and Munjed Maraqa. An Undergraduate Experiment Using Cyclodextrin – Assisted Sensitive Fluorescence Detection and Quantitation of Dapsone Drug in Wastewater Samples. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2019; 7(4):242-247. doi: 10.12691/wjce-7-4-2


The guest-host interaction between Dapsone drug and β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) was investigated using fluorescence spectroscopy, 1H-NMR, and liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. The optimized conditions for the interaction were investigated by spectrofluorometry and were found to be at 0.2 mg/mL (0.176 mM) of β-CD and pH 8.8. For these conditions, very low concentration of Dapsone drug of 2.4 ng/mL (12.97 nM) can be detected. The standard addition method was utilized to detect Dapsone in influent and effluent wastewater samples in the sub parts per billion concentration range by HPLC-FLD using β-CD as an additive in the mobile phase.

dapsone β-cyclodextrin fluorescence guest-host interaction wastewater

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