Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

, Volume 105, Issue 2, pp 285–292 | Cite as

Kinetic study of the nitrosation of 1,1,3-trimethylurea in aqueous acid medium

  • F. J. Lona-Ramírez
  • R. Herrera-Muñoz
  • V. Rico-Ramírez
  • F. Louvier Hernández
  • G. Luna-Bárcenas
  • G. González-Alatorre


Although the product resulting from the nitrosation of 1,1,3-trimethylurea is a carcinogenic agent, there have been no kinetic studies reported on such a reaction. This work determines the kinetic parameters and the corresponding reaction mechanism.


1,1,3-Nitrosotrimethylurea Kinetic study Reaction mechanism Arrhenius equation 



The authors would like to thank the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) for the resources provided for this study and the scholarships awarded to the students involved. They would also like to thank the Dirección General de Educación General Tecnológica (DGEST) for their financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Lona-Ramírez
    • 1
  • R. Herrera-Muñoz
    • 1
  • V. Rico-Ramírez
    • 1
  • F. Louvier Hernández
    • 1
  • G. Luna-Bárcenas
    • 2
  • G. González-Alatorre
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnólogico de CelayaCelayaMexico
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Investigación en MaterialesCINVESTAV Unidad QuerétaroQuerétaroMexico

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