Journal of Chemistry

Journal of Chemistry / 2009 / Article

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Volume 6 |Article ID 907071 | 10 pages |

Oxidation of Some Aliphatic Alcohols by Pyridinium Chlorochromate -Kinetics and Mechanism

Received26 Jun 2008
Accepted20 Aug 2008


Kinetics of oxidation of some aliphatic primary and secondary alcohols viz., ethanol, propan-1-ol, propan-2-ol, butan-1-ol, butan-2-ol and 2-methyl butanol by pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) have been studied in water- perchloric acid medium. The reaction shows first order dependence with respect to pyridinium chlorochromate [PCC] and hydrogen ion [H+]. The rate of oxidation decreases with increase in dielectric constant of solvent suggests ion-dipole interaction. Activation parameters have been evaluated. Products are carbonyl compounds and free radical absence was proved. A tentative mechanism has been proposed.

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