Chlorine dioxide oxidizes readily 2-isopropyl-1,3-dioxolane (1) in CH2Cl2, affording 2-hydroxyethyl isobutyrate. When the reaction is carried out in CHCl3 or CCl4, an additional product, 2-chloroethyl isobutyrate, forms in a comparable yield. Kinetics of the reaction follows a second order law -d[ClO2]/dt = k [ClO2] with the rate constant 1gk = (9.0 ± 1.9) - (17.3 ± 2.6)/θ [L/(mol s)], θ = 2.303 RT kcal/mol.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Chlorine dioxide
- Free radicals
- Reaction kinetics