• S Gunasekaran

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    • Oxidation of phenylmethylcarbinols by bromamine-T

      S Gunasekaran N Venkatasubramanian

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      The kinetics of oxidation of phenylmethylcarbinol and substituted phenylmethylcarbinols by bromanine-T have been studied in aqueous acetic acid medium in the presence of sulphuric acid. The effects of added toluene-p-sulphonamide and sodium bromide have been investigated. The solvent effect and temperatures effect on these reactions have also been studied. The Hammett correlation gives a π value of-2.5. A suitable mechanism consistent with the experimental observations has been suggested.

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