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Structure−Reactivity Correlation of Anilines in Acetic Acid

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posted on 29.01.2002, 00:00 authored by Chockalingam Karunakaran, Ramasamy Kamalam
The oxidation of aniline in glacial acetic acid with percarbonate, a dry carrier of hydrogen peroxide, is a second-order reaction conforming to the isokinetic relationship. The hitherto followed method of correlation of the reaction rates in terms of the structure−reactivity relationships is unsatisfactory and erroneous. But the reaction rates of molecular anilines, obtained for the first time, conform to the structure−reactivity relationships.