Spectrophotometric Study of the Reaction between Hydrazine and p. dimethylaminobenzaldehyde
In order to realize an optical fibre chemical sensor for hydrazine in the Purex process, the reaction between hydrazine and p.dimethylaminobenzaldehyde (p.DMAB) in nitric acid medium was studied by spectropho-tometry and <SUP>1</SUP>H.NMR. The effect of temperature and acidity were determined. The equilibrium constant is of 7, 800l/mol at 15°C and decreases to 600 at 55°C. The reaction is fully reversible. In order to keep p.DMAB out of damage, the acidity working range has to be within 0.1 to 1.0 M in nitric acid medium. This reaction is suitable for the application of optical fibre chemical sensors because direct reversibility or regeneration by temperature or acidity may be possible.
- Journal of nuclear science and technology
Journal of nuclear science and technology 33(9), p.731-735, 1996-09-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan