Event Title

Verifying the Speciation of Molybdenum in Sulfidic and Polysulfidic Natural Waters Using Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection

Location

CSU Ballrom

Start Date

9-4-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2012 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Chemistry and Geology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Trenton Vorlicek

Mentor's Department

Chemistry and Geology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Within sulfidic waters, Mo speciation is characterized by the formation of thiomolybdates (MoOnS4-n2- n=1-4). Using thermodynamic constants, Mo speciation in sulfidic basins has been calculated. However, actual speciation in natural waters has not been verified because a suitable analytical method remains elusive. Zero-valent sulfur has been shown to influence Mo speciation and sequestration by pyrite via formation of anionic Mo-polysulfido complex(es). Unfortunately, optical means were not able to identify the complex(es) definitively. We have demonstrated that ion chromatography with suppressed conductivity detection gives linear response down to at least 10-8 M MoO4.. IC methods are developed to quantify contrived mixtures of MoO42- and thiomolybdates at Mo=10-7 in simulated seawater. IC-MS is used to identify and quantify Mo-polysulfido complex(es) formed in polysulfidic test solutions; kinetic and equilibrium constants will be calculated. This research will better define Mo speciation and its relation to Mo fixation in anoxic waters.

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Verifying the Speciation of Molybdenum in Sulfidic and Polysulfidic Natural Waters Using Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection

CSU Ballrom

Within sulfidic waters, Mo speciation is characterized by the formation of thiomolybdates (MoOnS4-n2- n=1-4). Using thermodynamic constants, Mo speciation in sulfidic basins has been calculated. However, actual speciation in natural waters has not been verified because a suitable analytical method remains elusive. Zero-valent sulfur has been shown to influence Mo speciation and sequestration by pyrite via formation of anionic Mo-polysulfido complex(es). Unfortunately, optical means were not able to identify the complex(es) definitively. We have demonstrated that ion chromatography with suppressed conductivity detection gives linear response down to at least 10-8 M MoO4.. IC methods are developed to quantify contrived mixtures of MoO42- and thiomolybdates at Mo=10-7 in simulated seawater. IC-MS is used to identify and quantify Mo-polysulfido complex(es) formed in polysulfidic test solutions; kinetic and equilibrium constants will be calculated. This research will better define Mo speciation and its relation to Mo fixation in anoxic waters.

Recommended Citation

Wagner, Clayton; Megan Maloney; and Redeat Dadi. "Verifying the Speciation of Molybdenum in Sulfidic and Polysulfidic Natural Waters Using Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/poster-session-A/28