Exploring the limitations of the Hantzsch method used for quantification of hydroxyl radicals in systems of relevance for interfacial radiation chemistry
2017 (English)In: Radiation Physics and Chemistry, ISSN 0969-806X, E-ISSN 1879-0895, Vol. 130, 1-4 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the presence of Tris or methanol, hydroxyl radicals in systems of relevance for interfacial radiation chemistry can be quantified indirectly via the Hantzsch method by determining the amount of the scavenging product formaldehyde formed. In this work, the influence of the presence of H2O2 on the Hantzsch method using acetoacetanilide (AAA) as derivatization reagent is studied. The experiments show that the measured CH2O concentration deviates from the actual concentration in the presence of H2O2 and the deviation increases with increasing [H2O2]0/[CH2O]0. The deviation is negative, i.e., the measured formaldehyde concentration is lower than the actual concentration. This leads to an underestimation of the hydroxyl radical production in systems containing significant amount of H2O2. The main reason for the deviation is found to be three coupled equilibria involving H2O2, CH2O and the derivative produced in the Hantzsch method.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 130, 1-4 p.
Acetoacetanilide, Formaldehyde, Hantzsch method, Hydrogen peroxide, Hydroxyl radical, Derivatization reagent, Formaldehyde concentrations, Hantzsch, Hydroxyl radicals, Radiation chemistry, acetanilide derivative, unclassified drug, Article, chemical analysis, chemical reaction kinetics, concentration (parameters), controlled study, interfacial radiation chemistry, quantitative analysis, radiochemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195129DOI: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2016.07.021ISI: 000388777200001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84979622715OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-195129DiVA: diva2:1048243
QC 201611212016-11-212016-11-022017-01-04Bibliographically approved