Kinetics of radical decomposition of di(tert-butyl) trioxide

A. F. Khalizov, S. L. Khursan, V. V. Shereshovets

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The kinetics of radical decomposition of di(ferr-butyl) trioxide was studied by spectrophotometry from the consumption of an acceptor of free radicals, 2,6-di(tert-butyl)-4-methylphenol, in CFCl3 and CH2Cl2 (in the latter case, in the presence of 0.1 M ButOOH). The activation parameters of the reaction (log(A/s-1) = 14.8±1.2 and 14.1±1.6, Ea = 21.6±1.4 and 20.1±1.9 kcal mol-1 in CFCl3 and CH2Cl2, respectively) and the probability of radical escape to the bulk (e = 0.9±0.1) were determined. The known experimental and calculated values of the O-OO bond strength in trioxides were analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Chemical Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


  • Acceptors of free radicals
  • Free radicals
  • Thermal decomposition
  • Trioxides


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