Formation Constants of Chromium(III) Complexes with 8-Hydroxyquinoline and 8-Hydroxyquinoline-5-sulfonic Acid

Aksoy M. S.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.21, no.7, pp.5189-5198, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5189-5198
  • Keywords: Chromium, 8-Hydroxyquinoline, Formation constants, Water pollutant, AQUEOUS-SOLUTION, DISSOCIATION CONSTANTS, TETRAAZACROWN ETHERS, DERIVATIVES, RECEPTORS, CHEMISTRY
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The complexes of Cr(3+) ion formed by 8-hydroxyquinoline (HQ, HL) and 8-hydroxyquinoline-5-sulfonic acid (HQ-5-SA, H(2)L) were investigated by means of potentiometry and spectroscopy at 25.0 +/- 0.1 degrees C and in ionic strength of 0.1 M KNO(3) and 0.1 M KCl, respectively. Over the acidic pH range, the coordination of Cr(3+) ion to HQ and HQ-5-SA in 1:1 mole ratios occur, CrL(2+) and CrL(+) type complexes are formed. At near neutral pH, CrL(OH)(+) and CrL(OH) type hydroxo complexes formed. All the data can be explained with the formation of only binary and mixed hydroxo Cr(3+) complexes of these ligands. The formation constants were determined using the BEST computer program in 0.1 M KNO(3) ionic medium. The stoichiometries of Cr(3+) complexes formed with these ligands were defined and their formation constants were determined. Thus, the removing capacities of these ligands could be examined by calculating the equilibrium concentration of Cr(3+) that exists in the discharge water of various industries since Cr(3+) ions are the main pollutants present during waste water treatment in Bursa city of Turkey.