Study of the transition to higher iodide in the malonic acid Briggs–Rauscher oscillator

  • Stanley D. Furrow
  • Rinaldo Cervellati
  • Emanuela Greco


The interesting behavior of the Briggs–Raucher oscillating reaction does not stop with the end of oscillations. Depending on the initial concentrations, the classic mixture with malonic acid may undergo a sudden transition from a state with low [I2] and [I], to a state with high [I2] and [I]. A proposed mechanism involving radical attack on iodomalonic acid and diiodomalonic acid shows qualitative agreement with experiments.


Iodomalonic acid Diiodomalonic acid Hydrogen peroxide Iodate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley D. Furrow
    • 1
  • Rinaldo Cervellati
    • 2
  • Emanuela Greco
    • 2
  1. 1.Emeritus, Penn State Berks CollegePennsylvania State UniversityReadingUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chimica “G. Ciamician”Università di BolognaBolognaItaly

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