Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 0103-5053
OSUGI, Marly E.; CARNEIRO, Patrícia A. y ZANONI, Maria Valnice B.. Determination of the phthalocyanine textile dye, reactive turquoise blue, by electrochemical techniques. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2003, vol.14, n.4, pp. 660-665. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532003000400025.
Turquoise blue 15 (AT15) is a reactive dye widely used in the textile industry to color natural fibers. The presence of these dyes in effluent and industrial wastewater is of considerable interest due ecotoxicological and environmental problems. The electrochemical reduction of this dye has been investigated in aqueous solution using cyclic voltammetry, controlled potential electrolysis and cathodic stripping voltammetry. Optimum conditions for dye discoloration by controlled potential electrolysis use an alkaline medium. Using cathodic stripping voltammetry a linear calibration graph was obtained from 5.00x10-8 mol L-1 to 1.00x10-6 mol L-1 of AT15 at pH 4.0, using accumulation times of 180 and 240 s and an accumulation potential of 0.0 V. The proposed method was applied in direct determination of the dye in tap water and in textile industry effluent.
Palabras llave : Turquoise Blue 15; reduction of phthalocyanines; reactive dyes; electroanalysis.