Measurements of Mercury Concentrations at the Arab American University Dental School Clinics

Ismail Masri, Orwa J. Jaber, Iqab Daraghmeh

Abstract


Methylmercury is very toxic to living organisms. The purpose of the paer was to use a quick and simple method for determination of methylmercury in water samples collected at the dental school at the AAUJ. The method was based on the formation of red complex of Methylmercury with Michler’s thio-ketone, which can be extracted with n-butanol. The organic layer was determined at a maximum absorption wavelength of 565 nm. The average concentration of mercury from clinics  C, D and E were 0.057, 0.179, 0.047 ppm respectively.

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