Table of Contents
International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 680176, 3 pages
Research Article

Effect of Micellar Aggregate on the Kinetics and Mechanism of the Reaction between Ethylene Glycol and Periodate

Department of Chemical Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, PMB 001, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria

Received 28 May 2014; Revised 13 August 2014; Accepted 25 August 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Sinem Göktürk

Copyright © 2014 Olaseni Segun Esan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The oxidation of ethylene glycol by periodate () was studied in different micellar aggregates of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTABr) and dodecylamine (DA) by means of UV/Vis spectroscopy. The observed constant was obtained by monitoring the disappearing of ethylene glycol with time at a suitable wavelength under pseudofirst condition. Addition of CTABr and DA inhibits the reaction rate while the kinetic behavior was explained on the association of one of the reactants with the micelles leaving the other reactant in the bulk solution (pseudophase model).