Kinetics and products of oxidation of 2-isopropyl-1,3-dioxolane by chlorine dioxide

G. M. Abushakhmina, A. F. Khalizov, S. S. Zlotskii, V. V. Shereshovets, U. B. Imashev

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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][1] with the rate constant 1gk = (9.0 ± 1.9) - (17.3 ± 2.6)/θ [L/(mol s)], θ = 2.303 RT kcal/mol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


  • Chlorine dioxide
  • Dioxolanes
  • Free radicals
  • Reaction kinetics

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