Chemical Name: 2,9-Dimethyl-4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthrolinedisulfonic acid, disodium salt
Appearance: White or pale yellowish-brown powder
Absorbance (0.02 mmol/l): ≥0.740 (around 285 nm)
Absorbance (0.05 mmol/l, Cu complex): ≥0.210 (around 480 nm)
MW: 564.54, C26H18N2Na2O6S2
Storage Condition : ambient temperature, protect from light
Shipping Condition : ambient temperature
Bathocuproinedisulfonic acid is a water-soluble analog of bathocuproine that emits fluorescence under UV light. Since the Bathocuproine-Cu(I) complex formed by this analog is water-soluble, Cu(I) can be determined by direct measurement of the assay solution at 483-522 nm without solvent extraction. The molar absorptivity of the bathocuproinedisulfonic acid-Cu(I) complex is 1.2x104. Dr. Faizullah developed a system to quickly determine Cu(I) at around 30 ppm by using Bathocuproine-disulfonic acid in flow injection analysis. Dr. Sawada developed a highly sensitive Cu(I) detection system using e long flow cell. Dr. Sawada’s system can detect as little as 0-15 ppb Cu(I) in water samples without pretreatment.
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