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      Amino acid; tetraalkylammonium tribromide; kinetics; mechanism; oxidation

    • Abstract


      The oxidation of eleven amino acids by tetrabutylammonium tribromide (TBATB) in aqueous acetic acid results in the formation of the corresponding carbonyl compounds and ammonia. The reaction is first order with respect to TBATB. Michaelis-Menten type kinetics is observed with some of the amino acids while others exhibit second-order dependence. It failed to induce polymerization of acrylonitrile. The effect of solvent composition indicate that the rate of reaction increases with increase in the polarity of the medium. Addition of tetrabutylammonium chloride has no effect on the rate of oxidation. Addition of bromide ion causes decrease in the oxidation rate but only to a limiting value. The reaction is susceptible to both polar and steric effects of the substituents. A suitable mechanism has been proposed

    • Author Affiliations


      Raghvendra Shukla1 Pradeep K Sharma1 Kalyan K Banerji2

      1. Department of Chemistry, JNV University, Jodhpur - 342 005, India
      2. Faculty of Science, National Law University, Mandore (NH 65), Jodhpur - 342 304, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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