Accession Number : AD0617593

Title :   OXIDATIVE DEGRADATION OF POLYHEDRAL BORANES,

Corporate Author : DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER N H DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Kaczmarczyk,Alexander ; Kolski,Gerald B. ; Townsend,Wesley P.

Report Date : 11 JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : It is discovered that oxidation of B10H10(-2) and B20H18(-2) by potassium permanganate: (1) proceeds readily to completion at room temperature at pH 7 and (2) results in the quantitative conversion to boric acid. A summary of results is presented for the yield of boric acid from the oxidation of B10H10(-2), B12H12(-2), B20H18(-2), B20H18(-4), and B20H17OH(-4) ions and their organic and halo derivatives by dilute permanganate. One set of data was collected without pH control, and another in weakly acidic to neutral solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BORANES, OXIDATION), (*OXIDATION, BORANES), DECABORANES, ORGANOBORANES, HALIDES, DEGRADATION, BORIC ACID, PH FACTOR, PERMANGANATES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE