Mechanism of the oscillatory decomposition of the dithionite ion in a flow reactor

Klára M. Kovács, Gyula Rábai

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A simple mechanism consisting of three protonation equilibria and seven redox reactions between sulfur species can describe the large amplitude-sustained temporal pH-oscillations observed during acid-induced decomposition of the dithionite ion in a continuous-flow stirred tank reactor (CSTR) in the temperature range 25-60 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-791
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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