• Kinetics of ruthenium(III)-catalysed oxidation of aromatic aldehydes by alkaline ferricyanide

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      Oxidation; kinetics; aromatic aldehydes; ferricyanide; Ru(III) catalysed oxidation

    • Abstract


      The ruthenium(III)-catalysed ferricyanide oxidation of aromatic aldehydes in aqueous alkaline medium follows a zero order kinetics with respect to ferricyanide. The order with respect to Ru(III) is unity. The variation of substrate concentration follows Michaelis-Menton type of kinetics. The dependence on alkali is fractional below 0.05 M and tends to be independent above 0.05 M. The reaction proceeds through the reversible complexation between Ru(III) and the hydrated aldehyde, which decomposes in a rate determining step, giving the products. The structure reactivity relationship has been analysed in the light of Hammett’s plot.

    • Author Affiliations


      P S Radhakrishnamurti1 B R K Swamy1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Berhampur University, Berhampur - 760 007
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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