Date of Award

Summer 1952

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Koch, John R.

Second Advisor

Wilson, Lynn D.

Third Advisor

Wallner, Ernest F.

Abstract

Although the polarographic method is comparatively new in the field of chemical analysis, literature research indicates that this method is becoming increasingly more useful to the analytical chemist. The polarograph is a tool of unlimited potentialities; the scope of polarographic analysis is very large since it can be applied, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to many types of substances which can undergo oxidation or reduction. The author of this thesis became interested in the analysis of chromium in leather when it was suggested that a new approach could be taken, that of using the polarograph. It became obvious after a study of the polarographic method of analysis that it could be used in analyzing for the chrome content in chrome tanned leathers. A literature search indicated that no work had been done by this method. The Tanner's Council in Cincinnati, Ohio, confirmed the fact that no research had been reported in literature on this phase of analysis.

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