Spectrophotometric determination of hydrazine.

Talanta

PubMedID: 18371842

George M, Nagaraja KS, Balasubramanian N. Spectrophotometric determination of hydrazine. Talanta. 2008;75(1):27-31.
Hydrazine is determined spectrophotometrically by forming the derivative 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine from 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene. The formed dinitro derivative undergoes condensation reaction to form the hydrazone with p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde (p-DAB). The resulting yellow colored product is stable in acidic medium and has a maximum absorption at 458 nm. The colour system obeys Beer's law in the range 0-7 microg of hydrazine in an overall volume of 25 mL. The molar absorptivity is calculated to be 8.1 x 10(4) L mol(-1)cm(-1) with a correlation coefficient of 0.998. The relative standard deviation is 1.7% (n=10) at 6 microg of hydrazine. Interferences due to foreign ions have been studied and the method has been applied for the determination of hydrazine in boiler feed water.