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Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

, Volume 107, Issue 2, pp 253–261 | Cite as

Application of the Marcus theory to the electron transfer reaction between benzylthioacetic acid and tris(1,10-phenanthroline)iron(III) perchlorate

  • Pathakaraimuthu Balakumar
  • Subramaniam Balakumar
  • Perumal Subramaniam
Article

Abstract

The electron transfer (ET) reaction between benzylthioacetic acid (BTAA) and tris(1,10-phenanthroline)iron(III) perchlorate resulted in the formation of benzylsulfinylacetic acid. The reaction is first order with respect to both BTAA and [Fe(phen)3]3+ and is retarded by hydrogen ion. The ET reaction is studied in 50 % aqueous methanol medium. The Marcus theory is successfully applied to the present redox system and this supports the operation of single electron transfer in the rate controlling step of the reaction.

Keywords

Electron transfer reaction Benzylthioacetic acid Marcus theory Tris(1,10-phenanthroline)iron(III) perchlorate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pathakaraimuthu Balakumar
    • 1
  • Subramaniam Balakumar
    • 2
  • Perumal Subramaniam
    • 3
  1. 1.Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of EngineeringTiruchendurIndia
  2. 2.PSN College of Engineering and TechnologyTirunelveliIndia
  3. 3.Aditanar College of Arts & ScienceTiruchendurIndia

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