A colorimetric sensor based on a polymethacrylate matrix with immobilized 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol for the determination of cobalt

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A colorimetric sensor is proposed for the determination of cobalt. It is prepared by immobilizing 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol (PAN) in an optically transparent polymethacrylate matrix. The conditions for determining cobalt by the proposed colorimetric sensor are found in the study of the complexation of cobalt with a PAN-modified polymethacrylate matrix. The determination is based on the interaction of the sensor with a cobalt solution at pH 4 for 5 min, followed by the measurement of absorbance at 620 nm. The sensor ensures the determination of 0.05–0.50 mg/L of cobalt with the detection limit 0.03 mg/L. It is demonstrated that the sensor can be used for the determination of cobalt in the Cyanocobalamin medical preparation and potable water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1475-1479
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Analytical Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015



  • cobalt
  • colorimetric sensor
  • immobilized reagent
  • polymethacrylate matrix
  • solid-phase spectrophotometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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