The role of radicals in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction

Horst Dieter Försterling, Szilvia Murányi, Zoltán Noszticzius

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A new theory of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction, the Radicalator model, is presented. This model is based on a negative feedback loop involving a fast reaction between malonyl and bromine dioxide radicals. Experimental evidence for the validity of the model is given for BZ systems in 3 M and 1 M sulfuric acid solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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