A Heterogeneous Chemical Oscillator. The Belousov-Zhabotinskii-type Reaction of Oxalic Acid

Zoltán Noszticzius, János BÓdiss

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A new type of oscillating reaction, the heterogeneous Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction of oxalic acid, is described. Periodic CO2 and Br2 evolution was measured with the aid of flame ionization and coulometric detectors. The stoichiometry of the reaction was determined and a radical mechanism was proposed based on experiments with acrylamide as a radical scavenger. A possible connection with the mechanism of the original Belousov reaction is mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3177-3182
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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