Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 387–394

Zirconium(IV) catalysis in perborate oxidation of iodide

  • C. Karunakaran
  • B. Muthukumaran
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02475703

Cite this article as:
Karunakaran, C. & Muthukumaran, B. React Kinet Catal Lett (1997) 60: 387. doi:10.1007/BF02475703


Zirconium(IV) catalyzes perborate oxidation of iodide ion. In acidic solution the oxidation is zero order with respect to perborate, first order with respect to Zr(IV), independent of [H+] and exhibits Michaelis-Menten dependence on [I]. Mechanistic pathway of the catalysis is discussed and a rate equation is derived.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Karunakaran
    • 1
  • B. Muthukumaran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAnnamalai UniversityAnnamalainagarIndia