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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 19, Issue 5, Pages 153-156

Semi-automatic determination of elemental sulphur in rubber

Department of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502, India

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Electro-active elemental sulphur dissolved in hydrazine hydrate solvent was studied by d.c. polarography, cyclic voltammetry and millicoulometry in sodium acetate, ammonium tartrate and sodium phosphate buffers in an aqueous medium. The method, which uses a mercury electrode, is highly sensitive with less interference than other polarographic methods. The method was extended to the determination of sulphur in pressure rubber tubing. This paper also suggests a mechanism of electrode reaction.