Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 86–90 | Cite as

Effect of radionuclides cesium-137 and strontium-90 on oxidation of ascorbic acid by methylene blue in the presence of copper(II) ions

  • K. B. Yatsimirskii
  • P. E. Strizhak
Article

Abstract

We have observed the different effects of the radionuclides Cs-137 and Sr-90 on the rate of oxidation of ascorbic acid by methylene blue in the presence of copper(II) aquo ions: introduction of Cs-137 into the solution leads to retardation of this process, while introduction of Sr-90 leads to acceleration. We discuss possible mechanisms for such different effects.

Keywords

Oxidation Copper Methylene Ascorbic Acid Radionuclide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. B. Yatsimirskii
    • 1
  • P. E. Strizhak
    • 1
  1. 1.L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical ChemistryNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine

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