Choirul Amri(1*), Dwi Siswanta(2), Mudasir Mudasir(3)

(1) Environmental Health Department, Health Polytechnics, Jl. Tatabumi, Yogyakarta 55293
(2) Department of Chemistry, Faculty Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta 55281
(3) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


A study of extraction-spectrophotometric method for the determination of trace nitrite as 4-(4-nitrobenzenazo)-1-aminonaphthalene complex using n-amylalcohol and chloroform as organic solvents has been done. Results of the study showed that extraction-spectrophotometric determination of nitrite using n-amylalcohol or chloroform was very sensitive and had low limit of detection. Extraction-spectrophotometric method of nitrite using n-amylalcohol gave range of linear concentration 0.000-0.054 mg/L NO2--N, detection limit of 2.09x10-4 mg/L NO2--N, and sensitivity of 34.514 ± 0.398 absorbance unit per mg/L of NO2--N. Meanwhile, extraction-spectrophotometric of nitrite using chloroform had range of linear concentration of 0.000-0.100 mg/L NO2--N, detection limit of 8.99x10-4 mg/L NO2--N, and sensitivity of 18.353 ± 0.456 absorbance unit per mg/L NO2--N.


Nitrite Trace; 4-(4-Nitrobenzenazo)-1-Aminonaphthalene; Extraction-Spectrophotometry

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