Determination of Stability Constants of Iron(II) Complexes of as-Triazines Containing Ferroin-Yielding Chromogens

Md. Anwarul Islam, Shahida Begum, Maksuda Parvin, Md. Musharraf Hossain


With the aim of determining stability constants of iron(II) complexes of 3-(2-pyridyl)-5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazine (PDT), 3-(2-pyridyl)-5,6-bis(p-methoxyphenyl)-1,2,4-triazine (PBMPT) and 3-(2-pyridyl)-5,6-bis(4-biphenyl)-1,2,4-triazine (PBBT), these organic reagents were prepared from commercially available relatively cheaper reactants. The absorptiometric characteristics of iron(II) complexes of these organic compounds; max and molar absorptivity (єmax) were determined. The composition and stability constants of these iron(II) complexes were determined by both molar ratio and Job’s continuous variation methods. The mean logK values for iron(II) complexes of PDT, PBMPT and PBBT were found 16.48, 17.48 and 15.54 respectively reflecting the formation of very stable complexes. These are well comparable with the reported values for the iron(II) complexes of 2,2’-bipyridine, 1,10- phenanthroline, Ferrozine and Ferene. Higher sensitivity and stability constant values reflects the possibility of application of these compounds as promising chromogenic reagents for iron determination.


Spectrophometric reagents, UV-visible Spectrophotometer, stability constant.

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