The kinetics and mechanism of oxidation of N, α- diphenylnitrones by some substituted nitrones by Pyrazolinium dichromateyielding benzaldehyde and nitrosobenzene in aqueous dimethyl sulphoxidemedium have been investigated. First order dependence with respect to both [PyDC] and [NO]. The compound was prepared and purity of the oxidant was estimated by iodometric method. The reaction is fractional order with respect to [H+]. Electron-releasing substituents increase the rate of the reaction and electron withdrawing substituents decrease the rate of the reaction. No polymerisation observed with acrylamide ruling out a free radical mechanism. There was no discernible effect with increasing in ionic strength but the rate of oxidation decreased with decreasing dielectric constant of the medium. Addition of MnSO4 had a significant and acrylonitrile no effect on the reaction rate.

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SEKAR, A. SANTHI, J. VENKATESAN, V. THANIKACHALAM, M.. Studies on the Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Nitrones by Pyrazolinium Dichromate in aqueous DMSO medium. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], sep. 2015. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1586>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2022.