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Usui, Daisuke The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
Sueishi, Yoshimi The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University Kaken ID researchmap
Yamamoto, Shunzo The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
The kinetics of the reaction of leuco methylene blue (MBH) with 2,6-dimethyl-p-benzoquinone (DMBQ) were studied in a heptane/bis(2-ethylhexyl)-sulfosuccinate (AOT)/water reverse micellar system. The pseudo-first-order rate constant (k (obsd)) obtained in the presence of excess of DMBQ was found to be proportional to the initial concentration of DMBQ for W (0)=3, 5, 10, 15 and 20 (W (0)=[H2O]/[AOT]). The second-order rate constant (k (2)=k (obsd)/[DMBQ](0)) increased with an increase in the W (0) value, but was almost independent of the concentration of the water pool. A mechanism involving the distribution of DMBQ between the reverse micellar interface and bulk organic solvent was proposed to explain these findings.
leuco methylene blue
Journal of Solution Chemistry
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