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ABSTRACT: A simple spectrophotometric method for the determination of propoxur, a widely used insecticide, in various environmental samples and pesticide formulations is described. The method is based on the coupling of the hydrolysis product of propoxur with diazotized 3-aminopyridine in an alkaline medium, to form an azo-dye which has a maximum absorbance at 463 nm. Beer's law is obeyed over the concentration range of 0.05 to 1.2 microg ml(-1) of propoxur. The molar absorptivity and Sandell's sensitivity are found to be 3.10 x 10(4) l mol(-1) cm(-1) and 0.007 microg cm(-2), respectively. The important analytical parameters and optimum reaction conditions were evaluated. The method is free from the interference of other commonly used pesticides and inorganic metal ions.
Sri Venkateswara University
Tirumalai, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Department of Chemistry