Effect of the medium on the oxidation of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids

Research paper by V. E. Agabekov, G. V. Butovskaya, V. A. Azarko, N. I. Mitskevich

Indexed on: 01 Sep '82Published on: 01 Sep '82Published in: Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters


Oxidation rates and k2/√k6 ratios are given for some acids from propionic to lauric. The k2/√k6 ratio is shown to be influenced by the electrostatic effect of the solvent. A linear dependence between the isodielectric values of k2/√k6 and the number of methylene groups in the acid molecules is described.