Bistability and bromide-controlled oscillation during bromate oxidation of ferroin in a continuous flow stirred tank reactor

V. Gáspár, G. Bazsa, M. T. Beck

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Autocatalytic oxidation of Fe(phen)32+ (ferroin) by bromate has been investigated in a continuous flow stirred tank reactor (CSTR). A closed region of bistability exists in the plot of input stream concentrations of ferroin and bromate. The bromate-ferroin-bromide system exhibits bistability and high amplitude oscillations over a broad range of concentrations. As a first approximation a revised Oregonator type model extended by reactions of ferroin and ferriin describes the system. However, further reactions have to be taken into consideration for a quantitative description.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5495-5499
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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