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Liquid–liquid extraction of mercury(II) from aqueous solution using furosemide in benzyl alcohol

  • Y. A. Abbasi
  • S. ShahidaEmail author
  • A. Ali
  • M. H. Khan
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Abstract

A simple, efficient and economical liquid–liquid extraction method has been developed for quantitative extraction of mercury(II) from aqueous buffer solution using furosemide in benzyl alcohol. The effect of various parameters and of various anions and cations on the extraction of mercury(II) was investigated. The separation factor of mercury was quite high in the presence of a number of transition and rare earth metals at pH 3.5. Among strippants, sodium thiosulphate was found most suitable, and the recovery of mercury was noted to be 98%. The stoichiometric composition of the extracted species was found to be [Hg(FS)2].

Keywords

Liquid–liquid extraction Hg(II) Furosemide Benzyl alcohol 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the Reactor Operation Group (ROG) of PINSTECH Islamabad, Pakistan for irradiating the target samples in the research reactor for the production of radionuclides used in this study. We are also grateful to Higher Education Commission, Pakistan for providing financial support to complete this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Azad Jammu & KashmirMuzaffarabad, AJKPakistan
  2. 2.Chemistry DivisionPakistan Institute of Nuclear Science & TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.The University of PoonchRawalakot, Azad Jammu & KashmirPakistan
  4. 4.Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir BaghBaghPakistan

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