One-electron oxidation of toluidine blue. A pulse radiolysis study
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The one-electron oxidation of toluidine blue by specific oxidising radicals such as Cl 2 − , Tl(II), N3, Br 2 − etc. has been studied by employing the pulse radiolysis technique. The Br 2 − radical was found to be less efficient in oxidising toluidine blue as compared to Cl 2 − ., Tl+2 and N3. The semioxidised species exhibited only onepK a indicating the presence of two conjugate acid-base forms whose spectral and kinetic features were evaluated. Reaction of OH radicals with the dye gave rise to a transient species which exhibited spectral and kinetic features different from that of the semioxidised species indicating that the mode of reaction of OH is different.
KeywordsPulse radiolysis one-electron oxidation toluidine blue thiazine dyes
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