• The kinetics and mechanism of induced thermal decomposition of peroxomonosulphate by phase transfer catalysts

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      Thermal decomposition; potassium peroxomonosulphate; phase transfer catalysts

    • Abstract


      The kinetics of induced decomposition of potassium peroxomonosulphate (PMS) by the phase transfer catalysts (PTC), viz. tetrabutylammonium chloride [TBAC] and tetrabutylphosphonium chloride [TBPC] have been investigated. The effect of [PMS], [PTC], ionic strength of the medium and temperature on the rate of decomposition of PMS was studied. The rate of decomposition of PMS was monitored under pseudo-first-order condition at a constant temperature (50 ± 0.1 °C). The rate of decomposition was first order with respect to PMS for TBAC and half order for TBPC. The order with respect of PTC was found to be unity for TBAC and half order for TBPC. A suitable kinetic scheme has been proposed to account for the experimental data and its significance is discussed.

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      T Balakrishnan1 S Damodar Kumar1

      1. Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai - 600 025, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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