Catalytic Spectrophotometric Determination of Traces of Tellurium (IV)

Document Type : Research Article


Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Postcode 71454, Shiraz, I.R. IRAN



A Simple, rapid and sensitive method has been developed for determination of trances of tellurium (VI) (0.096-1.250 mg/mL) based on its catalytic effect on the reduction reaction of toluidine blue by sulfide ion at pH 4. The reaction is monitored spectrophotometrically by measuring the decrease in absorbance of the dyestuff at 628 nm by the fixed time method. The detection limit is 80 ng/mL and the relative standard deviation for 1 mg/mL tellurium is 2.2%.


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