Preconcentration of trace amounts of cobalt (II) ions in water and agricultural products samples using of 5-(4-dimethylaminobenzylidene) rhodanin modified SBA-15 sorbent prior to FAAS determination
In the present study, the 5-(4-dimethylaminobenzylidene)rhodanin-modified SBA-15 was applied as stable solid sorbent for the separation and preconcentration of trace amounts of cobalt ions in aqueous solution. SBA-15 was modified by 5-(4-dimethylaminobenzylidene)rhodanin reagent. The sorption of Co2+ ions was done onto modified sorbent in the pH range of 6.8–7.9 and desorption occurred in 5.0 mL of 3.0 mol L−1 HNO3. The results exhibit a linear dynamic range from 0.01 to 6.0 mg L−1 for cobalt. Intra-day (repeatability) and inter-day (reproducibility) for 10 replicated determination of 0.06 mg L−1 of cobalt was ±1.82% and ±1.97%. Detection limit was 4.2 µg L−1 (3Sb, n = 5) and preconcentration factor was 80. The effects of the experimental parameters, including the sample pH, flow rates of sample and eluent solution, eluent type and interference ions were studied for the preconcentration of Co2+. The proposed method was applied for the determination of cobalt in standard samples, water samples and agricultural products.