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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2013)
Reaction of 1, 3-Dimethyl-2-Thiourea with Coordinated   Superoxide in [(NH3)5 Co (µ-O2)Co(NH3)5]5+: A Mechanistic Study


Author(s): Osunlaja A.A*, Idris, S.O, Iyun J.F, Uzairu A.

Abstract: The reaction of 1, 3-dimethyl-2-thiourea with coordinated superoxide in [(NH3)5CO(µ-O2)CO(NH3)5]5+has been studied at 0.01 ≤ [H+] ≤ 0.16 mol dm-3 in aqueous perchloric acid medium under pseudo-first order conditions of an excess [DMTU] at µ = 0.25 mol dm-3 (NaClO4). The reaction is first order with respect to the oxidant and the reductant and is not hydrogen ion concentration dependent. Simple electron transfer is thought to have occurred leading to the oxygenation of the thiocarbamide. The products were analyzed using conventional methods. The reaction has been rationalized on the basis of the outer-sphere electron transfer mechanism.

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Osunlaja A.A*, Idris, S.O, Iyun J.F, Uzairu A.. Reaction of 1, 3-Dimethyl-2-Thiourea with Coordinated   Superoxide in [(NH3)5 Co (µ-O2)Co(NH3)5]5+: A Mechanistic Study. Int J Chem Stud 2013;1(3):201-208.
International Journal of Chemical Studies