Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1993, 58, 1777-1781

Kinetic Study of the Oxidation of Alcohols with Quaternary Ammonium Permanganates

Robert Ĺ umichrast and Vladislav Holba

Department of Physical Chemistry, Comenius University, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovak Republic


Kinetics of the oxidation of 2-propanol, 1-butanol, and 1-pentanol with tetraalkylammonium permanganates have been investigated as function of temperature. The studied reactions are partly autocatalytic, colloidal manganese dioxide as one of the reaction products has been identified as the autocatalyst.A computerized iterative procedure has been used in order to obtained the rate constants of both non-catalytic and catalytic reaction steps together with the thermodynamic activation parameters.