The oxidation of malic acid by N-bromonicotinamide in the presence of micellar system is studied. First order kinetics with respect to NBN is observed. The kinetics results indicate that the first order kinetics in hydroxy acid at lower concentrations tends towards a zero order at its higher concentrations. Inverse fractional order in [H+] and [nicotinamide] are noted throughout its tenfold variation. Variation of [Hg (OAc)2] and ionic strength of the medium do not bring about any significant change in the rate of reaction. Rate of the reaction increases with a decrease in the percentage of acetic acid. Decrease in the rate constant was observed with the increase in [SDS]. The values of rate constants observed at four different temperatures were utilized to calculate the activation parameters. A suitable mechanism consistent with the experimental findings has been proposed.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 52)
L. Pushpalatha "Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Malic Acid by N-Bromonicotinamide (NBN) in the Presence of a Micellar System", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 52, pp. 111-119, 2015