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A synthetic compound used as a reagent for the analysis and separation of lead and other metals.
- ‘The color resulting from the formation of the inner salt complex between dithizone and the lead cation is maintained,.’
- ‘The sensing material is composed of dithizone dissolved in a mixture of PVS in tetrahydrofuran and 2-nitrophenyl octyl ether.’
- ‘Soluble mercury contents in Baochi San, Xiaoer Zhibon Ding and Xiaoer Baishou Dan have been determined using dithizone method.’
- ‘The dithizone heavy metal reagent allows the detection of free heavy metal ions in bodily liquids like urine and saliva.’
- ‘Distilled water, tap water and a solution of lead nitrate are extracted with a hexane solution containing dithizone.’
1920s: from elements of the systematic name (see above).
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