Title

Spectrophotometric Investigation of the Suitability of Indole for the Determination of Nitrite

Date of Award

5-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

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Abstract

A simple spectrophotometric procedure for the determination of nitrite in water is described. The determination is based on the reaction of nitrite with acidified solution of indole. The stability of indole in solutions containing H₂SO₄ in methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol was examined and reported. The simplicity of this method and the reduced chemical hazard represent improvement over existing methods. Detection limit for the method is 1 ppm of nitrite.

Comments

Master's thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Department of Chemistry at Sacred Heart University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.


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