Molybdenum(VI) catalysis of perborate or hydrogen peroxide oxidation of iodide ion
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- Karunakaran, C. & Muthukumaran, B. Transition Met Chem (1995) 20: 460. doi:10.1007/BF00141517
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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.