Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 1379-1387

Decomposition of ferricenium cation in alkaline medium

Jaroslav Holeček, Karel Handlíř, Jiří Klikorka and Nguyen Dinh Bang

Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice


Stoichiometry and kinetics of decomposition of ferricenium compounds have been studied in alkaline medium. The reaction stoichiometry depends on type of the ferricenium compound. The decomposition rate of ferricenium ions is affected significantly by the presence of anions of inorganic salts with which ferricenium ion forms relatively stable complexes. From time course of the reaction probable mechanism of the decomposition process has been suggested, and its kinetic parameters have been determined.