Inhibition by Hydrogen Peroxide in the Radical Chain Oxidation of Hydrocarbons by Molecular Oxygen

  • I. A. OpeidaEmail author
  • R. B. Sheparovych

Inhibition by hydrogen peroxide in the radical chain aerobic oxidation of alkylarenes is reported. A kinetic scheme for this process and an equation describing the oxidation kinetics of an alkylarene in the presence of HOOH are presented. The inhibitory effect of H2O2 was found to decrease with increasing rate constant of the chain termination step by peroxyl radicals of thesubstrate undergoing oxidation. The PM7 method was used to calculate the thermodynamic characteristics of the elementary reaction steps accounting for the observed results.

Key words

hydrogen peroxide inhibitor liquid-phase oxidation Howard–Ingold method hydroperoxyl radical PM7 method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Chemistry of Fossil Fuels of the L. M. Lytvynenko Institute of Physical-Organic Chemistry and Coal ChemistryNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineL’vivUkraine

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