Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 460–462

Molybdenum(VI) catalysis of perborate or hydrogen peroxide oxidation of iodide ion


  • Chockalingam Karunakaran
    • Department of ChemistryAnnamalai University
  • Balakrishnan Muthukumaran
    • Department of ChemistryAnnamalai University
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00141517

Cite this article as:
Karunakaran, C. & Muthukumaran, B. Transition Met Chem (1995) 20: 460. doi:10.1007/BF00141517


Perborate in aqueous solution generates H2O2; in its presence the molybdenum(VI) catalysed oxidation of iodide ion is first order with respect to the oxidant and catalyst, and is independent of [I] and [H+]. Kinetic studies point to peroxymolybdenum(VI) species as the oxidizing species.

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