Deferiprone, a non-toxic reagent for determination of iron in samples via sequential injection analysis.
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PRAGOURPUN, K., SAKEE, U., FERNANDEZ, C. and KRUANETR, S. 2015. Deferiprone, a non-toxic reagent for determination of iron in samples via sequential injection analysis. Spectrochimica Acta part A: molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy [online], 142, pages 110-117. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2015.01.081
We present for the first time the use of deferiprone as a non-toxic complexing agent for the determination of iron by sequential injection analysis in pharmaceuticals and food samples. The method was based on the reaction of Fe(III) and deferiprone in phosphate buffer at pH 7.5 to give a Fe(III) and deferiprone complex, which showed a maximum absorption at 460 nm. Under the optimum conditions, the linearity range for iron determination was found over the range of 0.05-3.0 microgram per millilitre with a correlation coefficient (r2) of 0.9993. The limit of detection and limit of quantitation were 0.032 microgram per millilitre and 0.055 microgram per millilitre, respectively. The relative standard deviation (%RSD) of the method was less than 5.0% (n = 11), and the percentage recovery was found in the range of 96.0-104.0%. The proposed method was satisfactorily applied for the determination of Fe(III) in pharmaceuticals, water and food samples with a sampling rate of 60 h-1.