• Kinetics and mechanism of the oxidation of formic and oxalic acids by benzyltrimethylammonium dichloroiodate

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      Polyhalogens; benzytrimethylammonium dichloroiodate; organic acids

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      The oxidation of formic and oxalic acids by benzyltrimethylammonium dichloroiodate (BTMACI), in the presence of zinc chloride, leads to the formation of carbon dioxide. The reaction is first order with respect to BTMACI, zinc chloride and organic acid. Oxidation of deuteriated formic acid indicates the presence of a kinetic isotope effect. Addition of benzyltrimethylammonium chloride enhances the rate. It is proposed that the reactive oxidizing species is [(PhCH2Me3N)+ (IZn2Cl6)-]. Suitable mechanisms have been proposed.

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      Poonam Gupta1 Seema Kothari1

      1. Department of Chemistry, JNV University, Jodhpur - 342 005, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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