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Journal of Soft Matter
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 791563, 10 pages
Research Article

Kinetic Treatment of the Reaction of Fructose and N-Bromosuccinimide in Cationic/Anionic/Nonionic Micelles

Rungta College of Engineering and Technology, Kohka-Kurud Road, Bhilai Nagar, Durg, India

Received 2 April 2014; Revised 3 June 2014; Accepted 18 June 2014; Published 30 September 2014

Academic Editor: Eri Yoshida

Copyright © 2014 Minu Singh. 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 kinetics of oxidation of fructose by N-bromosuccinimide in acidic medium in the absence and presence of cationic, anionic, and nonionic surfactants has been measured iodometrically under pseudo-first-order condition. The oxidation kinetics of fructose by N-bromosuccinimide shows a first-order dependence on N-bromosuccinimide, fractional order dependence on fructose, and negative fractional order dependence on sulfuric acid. The kinetics is treated using Berezin’s micellar model that was previously used for the catalysis and inhibition of the reaction. The determined stoichiometric ratio was 1 : 1 (fructose : N-bromosuccinimide). The variation of Hg(OAC)2 and succinimide (reaction product) has insignificant effect on reaction rate. Effects of surfactants, added acrylonitrile, added salts, and solvent composition variation have been studied. Activation parameters for the reaction have been evaluated from Arrhenius plot by studying the reaction at different temperatures. The rate law has been derived on the basis of obtained data. A plausible mechanism has been proposed from the results of kinetic studies, reaction stoichiometry, and product analysis.