EFFECT OF ULTRASOUND ON THE KINETICS OF OXIDATION OF OCTAN-2-OL AND OTHER SECONDARY ALCOHOLS WITH SODIUM-BROMATE, MEDIATED BY RUTHENIUM TETRAOXIDE IN A BIPHASIC SYSTEM

Andrew Mills, C. Holland

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Abstract

The initial rate of oxidation of octan-2-ol and other secondary alcohols to their ketones with NaBrO3, mediated by RuO4 in an aqueous-CCl4 biphasic system, is greater with ultrasonic irradiation than by stirring alone. Under ultrasonic irradiation the initial rate of oxidation of octan-2-ol increases with increasing % duty cycle, [RuO4] and [NaBrO3]. The kinetics of alcohol oxidation appear to be closely linked with the oxidative dissolution of RuO2 to RuO4 by NaBrO3. The observed enhancement in rate with ultrasonic irradiation appear to be association, at least in part, with the increase in interfacial surface area via the formation of an emulsion of aqueous microdroplets containing NaBrO3 in the CCl4 layer containing the non-water-soluble secondary alcohol.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S33-S38
Number of pages6
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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