Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2009, 74, 1411-1424
Published online 2009-09-21 19:38:37

Manganese(II)-ion-selective electrode based on 2,2′-bis(salicylideneamino)azobenzene incorporated in poly(vinyl chloride) matrix

Mohammad Bagher Gholivanda,*, Maryam Gorji and Mohammad Joshaghania

a Department of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran


A new PVC membrane electrode highly selective to Mn(II), based on 2,2′-bis(salicylideneamino)azobenzene as an ionophore. The electrode exhibits a Nernstian response to Mn(II) ions over a concentration range 0.8 × 10–1–1.1 × 10–7 mol l–1 with a slope of 30.5 ± 0.5 mV per decade and detection limit 5.5 × 10–8 mol l–1. The electrode was used for 45 days at the minimum without any measurable potential divergence. Also, the electrode revealed a fairly good discrimination ability between Mn(II) ions and some cations and anions. The electrode was also utilized as indicator electrode in the potentiometric titration of Mn(II) with EDTA and in determination of Mn(II) in drug as well as tape and river water.

Keywords: Ion-selective electrodes; Manganese(II) sensor; 2,2′-Bis(salicylideneamino)azobenzene; Potentiometry; Electrochemistry.

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