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Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia


  • Research Article   
    Determination of level of nicotine in some commercial cigarettes available in Ethiopia using UV-Vis spectrometer
    Author(s): Derejaw Yesgat*

    Nicotine a bioactive alkaloid molecule which is a psychoactive chemical found in in cigarette. Level of nicotine in different cigarette brand are depends on different factor. Nicotine reacts with alkaline potassium permanganate to form a product having maximum absorbance (λmax) at 610 nm. This observation made use of in a UV-vis spectroscopic determination of level of nicotine content in some commercial The content of variety of cigarettes brands studied were found to be as follows: Marlboro=16.4 ± 1.25 mg/g, Nyala premium=12.27 ± 1.46 mg/g, Rothmans=11.27 ± 1.35 mg/g, Gisila=11.0 ± 1.56 mg/g, Ghamdane=9.67 ± 1.30 mg/g, Nyalla=8.93 ± 0.35 mg/g, Royal=8.89 ± 0.25 mg/g, Delight=8.47 ± 0.45 mg/g, finally Kent cigarette were found to Tobacco type 1 have lowest nicotine level which is 6.73 ± 0.87 mg/g. the result of this.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37532/puljbb.22.6(2).06-10