© 1974

Buffers for pH and Metal Ion Control


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 1-3
  3. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 4-23
  4. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 24-54
  5. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 55-61
  6. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 62-76
  7. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 94-108
  8. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 109-116
  9. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 117-122
  10. D. D. Perrin, Boyd Dempsey
    Pages 123-166
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 167-176

About this book


This book is intended as a practical manual for chemists, biologists and others whose work requires the use of pH or metal-ion buffers. Much information on buffers is scattered throughout the literature and it has been our endeavour to select data and instructions likely to be helpful in the choice of suitable buffer substances and for the preparation of appropriate solutions. For details of pH measurement and the preparation of standard acid and alkali solutions the reader is referred to a companion volume, A. Albert and E. P. Serjeant's The Determination of Ionization Constants (1971). Although the aims of the book are essentially practical, it also deals in some detail with those theoretical aspects considered most helpful to an understanding of buffer applications. We have cast our net widely to include pH buffers for particular purposes and for measurements in non-aqueous and mixed solvent systems. In recent years there has been a significant expansion in the range of available buffers, particularly for biological studies, largely in conse­ quence of the development of many zwiUerionic buffers by Good et al. (1966). These are described in Chapter 3.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.John Curtin School of Medical ResearchAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of MilitaryStudies University of New South Wales Royal Military CollegeDuntroonAustralia

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