Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 2375-2382

Belousov–Zhabotinskii type oscillation reaction with glycerol and kinetics of reactions between the system components

Ľubica Adamčíková and Peter Ševčík

Department of Physical Chemistry, Comenius University, 842 15 Bratislava


Glycerol causes chemical oscillations in Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction in a closed system as well as in a reaction solution bubbled with nitrogen. Since the oxidation of glycerol with bromate ions does not proceed autocatalytically and bromine in the oxidation state 0 or +1 in the absence of light does not react with glycerol, hydrolysis of bromine is the probable source of bromide ions in the studied oscillation system.