The interaction between saccharose and manganese in different oxidation states was studied in alkaline media by polarographic, potentiometric, ESR spectroscopic and UV-Vis spectrophotometric methods. The results showed that stable manganese(II) and manganese(III) complexes and a complex of manganese(II,III) in a mixed oxidation state were formed with the composition [MnIIL(OH)2], [Mn2IIIL2(OH)8]2- and [MnIIMnIIIL2(OH)6]-, respectively. The manganese(II)-saccharose complex was shown to dimerize in alkaline media. The stability constants of the Mn(II,III) and Mn(III) complexes were determined. The oxidation of the manganese(II)-saccharose complex by a stoichiometric amount of K3 [FeCN]6 resulted in the formation of the manganese(III) and manganese(IV) complexes. However, oxidation by molecular oxygen only yielded the manganese(III) complex which reduced spontaneously in inert atmosphere to the mixed valence Mn(II,III) complex. The latter was able to be oxidized again by oxygen to the Mn(III) complex. This process proved to be reversible and could be repeated several times.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry