• Kinetics of oxidation of fluorene by alkaline hexacyanoferrate(III)

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      Fluorene; oxidation; hexacyanoferrate(III); kinetics

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      The kinetics of oxidation of fluorene by alkaline hexacyanoferrate(III) is followed under pseudo-first-order conditions in 50% aqueous acetonitrile. The reaction is first-order both in the oxidant and substrate. The rate dependence on [NaOH] is unity. Hexacyanoferrate(II) retards the reaction. The product of oxidation is fluorenone and the stoichiometry between the substrate and the oxidation is 1:4. A large positive salt effect and specific cation effect are observed. A tentative mechanism accounting for all the observations is envisaged.

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      M Krishna Pillay1 N Nagasundaram1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli - 620 023, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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