• T Asha Iyengar

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    • Mechanistic investigation of oxidation of a diketone by bromamine-B in acid medium

      T Asha Iyengar D S Mahadevappa Puttaswamy

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      Oxidation of acetylacetone (AA) by bromamine-B (BAB) in HC1 medium (0.1 to 0.6 mol dm−3) at constant ionic strength has been investigated at 40°C. The rate is first order in [BAB]0 and fractional order each in [AA]0 and [H+]. The reaction is also catalysed by chloride ion. Michaelis-Menten type of kinetics is observed. Decrease in dielectric constant of medium increases the rate. A solvent isotope effect κ′H2O/κ′D2O = 0.96 has been noted. Activation parameters for the rate limiting step have been computed. The mechanism involves the enol form of the diketone.

    • Kinetics of oxidation of glycylglycine by bromamine-T in acid medium

      T Asha Iyengar D S Mahadevappa

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      The kinetics of oxidation of a typical dipeptide glycylglycine (GG) by bromamine-T have been studied in HClO4 medium at 40°C. The rate shows first-order dependence on [BAT]0 and is fractional order in [GG]0 which becomes independent of [substrate]0 at higher [GG]0. At [H+ ] > 0.02mol dm−3, the rate is inverse fractional in [H+ ] but is zero order at lower [H+ ] (≤0.02 mol dm−3). Variation in ionic strength or dielectric constant of the medium had no significant effect on the rate. The solvent-isotope effect was measured and$$k'_{H_2 O} /k'_{H_2 O} $$= 1.45. Proton inventory studies have been made. The reaction has been studied at different temperatures (308-323 K) and activation parameters have been computed.

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