Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
A method for determination of the dicyanoaurate and tetracyanoaurate complexes using polarography has been investigated. Whereas distinct wave forms (current-voltage plots) are obtainable, many interference problems exist. Previous work has been confirmed and new data added. Dicyanoaurate I (Au(CN)2) has been satisfactorily investigated and may be classified as a stable complex. Tetracyanoaurate III (Au(CN)4) has been investigated and must be classified as unstable. This a polarographic method of quantitative analysis for a simultaneous determination of these complexes seems remote.
Klimowski, Richard Joseph, "A polarographic analysis of the tetracyanoaurate (III) and the dicyanoaurate (I) complexes" (1965). Honors Theses. 1937.