Studies on Kinetics and Mechanism of the Oxidation of Cobalt(Iii) Bound And Unbound Alpha - Hydroxy Acids By Tetramethylammonium Chlorochromate

  • Dayanandhan1.R Research & Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • Subramani.K P.G & Research Department of Chemistry, Islamiah College, Vaniyampadi, Tamil Nadu
Keywords: TetraMethylAmmoniumChloroChromate (TMACC), Pentaammine cobalt(III) complexes, Sodium Lauryl Ethersulphate (SLES)


The kinetics of induced electron transfer reaction has been attempted presently with Tetra Methyl Ammonium Chloro Chromate (TMACC) and pentaammine cobalt (III) complexes of α-hydroxy acid in the presence of micelles. The Tetra Methyl Ammonium Chloro Chromate (TMACC) oxidizes cobalt (III) bound and unbound α-hydroxy acids. In Tetra Methyl Ammonium Chloro Chromate (TMACC) induced electron transfer in the complex, the intermediate radical formed dissociates in a nearly synchronous C-C bond cleavage and the rest of it proceeding with C-H fission yielding cobalt (III) complex. With increase in surfactant Sodium Lauryl Ethersulphate (SLES) concentration, an increase in the rate was observed.