The kinetics of the reduction of [NiIII(L1)]2+ (where HL1 = 15-amino-3-methyl-4,7,10,13-tetraazapentadec-3-en-2-one oxime) by sulphur(IV) and selenium (IV) over the regions pH 2.50–8.02 and 2.01–4.00 respectively have been investigated at 30°C. Attempts were made to evaluate the reactivity of all the reacting species, of sulphur(IV) and selenium(IV) by considering suitable pH ranges. The oxidation of SC2·H2O and HSO3− is proposed to proceed through the formation of a hydrogen-bonded adduct. The reaction with SO32− seems to follow a direct outer-sphere route which is well supported by Marcus crossrelation calculation. The oxidation of HSeOl3− is ≈ 103 times slower than that of H2SeO3. The kinetic data indicate that the oxidation of sulphur(IV) by [NiIIIL1)]2+ is much more favourable as compared to the corresponding oxidation of selenium(IV).
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