Accession Number : AD0724631

Title :   Bipotentiometry in Organic Redox Systems. II. Oxidation of Nonaromatics Including Sulfur Compounds.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul-Nov 70,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Yurow,Harvey W. ; Sass,Samuel

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Bipotentiometry has been found to be applicable in the oxidation with lead (IV) acetate of various polyenes and organosulfur compounds in trifluoroacetic acid. It is assumed that oxidation produces intermediates such as radical cations that are electrochemically reversible and capable of depolarizing electrodes. These radical cations are stabilized appreciably via charge delocalization theough conjugated double bonds, hyperconjugation, etc. The net result is the production of titration curves composed of 'saw tooth' potential increments resulting from formation and decay of depolarizing species. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), (*ALKENES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), (*OXIDATION, ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS), DIENES, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, SULFIDES, THIOLS, CYCLOALKANES, ORGANIC SOLVENTS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE