Photochemically induced autocatalysis in the chlorate ion-iodine system

Mónika Galajda, Gábor Lente, István Fábián

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7738-7739
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jun 27 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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