Spectrophotometric determination of selenium(IV) with 5,5-dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexanedione.

5,5-Dimethyl-1,3-cyclohexanedione (dimedone) reacts in acid aqueous solution with selenium(IV) to give a benzoxaselenol which has an absorption maximum at 313 nm with a molar absorptivity of 4.00 x 10(3) l.mole(-1).cm(-1). The compound is extractable into chloroform, to give a solution with an absorption maximum at 300 nm with a molar absorptivity of 3.77 x… CONTINUE READING