Determination of cobaltn in water samples by photoacoustic spectroscopy with a solid-phase spectrophotometry approach using 3-(2-pyridyl)-5,6-bis(4-sulfophenyl)-1,2,4-triazine

R. Saavedra, Cesar Soto, Jorge Yañez S. and Maria Ines Toral


This work forms part of an investigation which seeks to determine metal complexes in a solid phase by photoacoustic spectrometry (PAS). Results of spectral determination of Co(II) complexes are introduced. The method is based on Co(II) colorimetric reaction with 3-(2-pyridyl)-5,6-bis(4-sulfophenyl)-1,2,4-triazine (FST, ferrozine) retained on an anion-exchange resin, DEAE Sephadex A-25. The immobilization of Co(II) on the solid phase is combined with PAS measurement. A numerical approach is applied to reduce noise in the spectral data. At λ = 477 nm, the calibration for Co(II) is linear over the range 14–300 μgL− 1. The Co(II) concentration in water samples was determined by conventional photoacoustic measurement. The relative standard deviation (R.S.D.) of the method for the calibration is < 5%. Under optimized conditions, the obtained analytical features were LOD 14 μgL− 1 and LOQ 45 μgL− 1.