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Aggregation of Surfactants: Catalytic Reinforcement in Oxidation of Unsaturated E-Crotonaldehyde

Aggregation von Tensiden: Katalytische Verstärkung bei der Oxidation von ungesättigtem E-Crotonaldehyd
Atanu Rakshit, Suman Chowdhury, Animesh Acharjee, Kuheli Dome, Kripasindhu Karmakar and Bidyut Saha


In this work, the kinetics of the micellar catalyzed oxidation of the unsaturated aliphatic aldehyde, E-crotonaldehyde in aqueous medium under pseudo 1st-order reaction condition was spectrophotometrically investigated at 25 °C. In the spectrophotometric measurement, the rate of the reaction was recorded by the decreasing intensity of the metallic oxidant, hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)], in acidic aliquots at 450 nm with varying concentration of surfactants and/or heteroaromatic promoters. Spectral evidences have been produced in favour of the mechanistic approach and the product formation.


In dieser Arbeit wurde die Kinetik der mizellar katalysierten Oxidation des ungesättigten aliphatischen Aldehyds, E-Crotonaldehyd im wässerigen Medium unter pseudo-1.-Ordnung-Reaktionsbedingung bei 25°C spektrophotometrisch untersucht. Bei der spektrophotometrischen Messung wurde die Reaktionsgeschwindigkeit durch die abnehmende Intensität des metallischen Oxidationsmittels, des sechswertigen Chroms [Cr(VI)], in sauren Aliquots bei 450 nm mit variierender Konzentration von Tensiden und/oder heteroaromatischen Promotoren erfasst. Es wurden spektrale Beweise für den mechanistischen Ansatz und die Produktbildung erbracht.

Prof. Bidyut Saha Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory Department of Chemistry The University of Burdwan Burdwan 713104 WB, India Tel.: +91 9476341691



Critical Micelle Concentration


Sodium dodecylsulfate


Cetylpyridinium chloride

bpy –


phen –


PA –

2-Picolinic acid


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Received: 1900-01-01
Accepted: 1900-01-01
Published Online: 2021-07-29
Published in Print: 2021-07-31

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