Radiation chemical formation and precipitation of Turnbull blue from Fe(III)-oxalate

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The radiation chemical analogue of the light induced formation of Turnbull blue, K[Fe(II)Fe(III)(CN)6], from K3[Fe(III)(oxalate)3] and K3[Fe(III)(CN)6] was investigated by pulse radiolysis. The kinetic analysis revealed a two-step process: after a pseudo-first order reaction an autocatalytic formation of Turnbull blue takes place. The rate coefficient of the first step is k8=1.42 x 105 M-1 s-1. The incubation time of precipitation was also determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-487
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - aug. 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 9th Tihany Symposium on Radiation Chemistry - Tata, Hung
Duration: aug. 29 1998szept. 3 1998


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  • Radiation

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