Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 85, Issue 2, pp 231–238 | Cite as

Evidence for synchronous cleavage of N-H and C-C bonds: bis(2,2¢-bipyridyl)copper(II) permanganate oxidation of cobalt(III) bound and unbound α-amino acids

  • Pownsamy Kannan
  • Kuyam Rathinavelu Sankaran


Oxidation of pentaamminecobalt(III) complexes of α-aminoacids by bis(2,2¢-bipyridyl) copper(II) permanganate in 50% HOAc-50% H2O (v/v) aqueous acetic acid medium. This oxidation as a diagnostic tool to find out the fraction proceeding by synchronous cleavages of N-H and C-C bonds.

oxidation BBCP cobalt(III) bound a-aminoacids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pownsamy Kannan
    • 1
  • Kuyam Rathinavelu Sankaran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Annamalai University
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Annamalai University

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