The redox titration of antimony(III), labeled with125Sb(III), by potassium iodate was radiometrically investigated using the burette method and the standard series method. The stoichiometry of the redox process was determined. The redox valence (the number of equivalents per mol) of potassium iodate for the oxidation of antimony(III) to antimony(V) was found to be 6, differing from the results obtained using the usual visual indicator method, where the value was shown to be 4. This disagreement in the equivalents of potassium iodate for the oxidation of antimony(III) is discussed.
Authors:T. Kambara, K. Hasegawa, H. Yoshioka, Y. Kamiya, T. Kotani, and K. Tabei
Variations of125Sb valency states in HCl solutions were investigated by the use of the N-benzoyl-N-phenyl-hydroxylamine (BPHA) extraction
method.125Sb(V) is completely reduced to Sb(III) by one hour refluxing in conc. HCl.125Sb(III) is gradually oxidized to Sb(V) in solutions of low HCl concentrations by the effects of their own radiations. Natural
light promotes such oxidation reactions. By utilizing such oxidation-reduction effects125Sb(V) can be easily prepared from125Sb(III) and also125Sb(III) can be prepared by the reduction of Cl
. Their valency states were stable on keeping them in brown-colored bottles at 6M HCl concentrations.