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Precipitation of zinc ammonium phosphate from homogeneous solution.


PMID 18962423

Abstract

Urea hydrolysis has been employed to raise the pH for homogeneous precipitation of zinc ammonium phosphate. From 30 to 100 mg of zinc can conveniently be determined by this technique (relative standard deviation 0.2% for 89 mg). The interference of nickel was minimized by using ammonium tartrate as masking agent, but copper could not be effectively masked with the same tartrate. Ammonium tartrate obtained from a different source was found to mask the copper more effectively. Investigations showed that the latter tartrate contained an appreciable amount of ammonium oxalate.