Light initiates an autocatalytic reaction sequence in the chlorate ion-iodine reaction. A previous report on the same system (Oliveira, A. P.; Faria, R. B. J. Am Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 18022-18023.) failed to recognize the role of photoinitiation by the diode-array spectrophotometer used in the experiments. A mechanism is proposed to interpret the observations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry