"The reaction between m-nitrobenzyl bromide and sodium hydroxide in homogeneous aqueous dioxane and aqueous tetrahydrofuran media was studied.
The product of the reaction was identified by infrared, gas chromatography and chemical tests as m-nitrobenzyl alcohol.
The kinetics of the reaction are second order with practically no variation in the rate constants as the % of the organic solvent was changed in the medium. This seems to imply hydrolysis of the organic halide by a process involving both bond-breaking and bond-formation in the transition state.
The activation energy, measured in 50% aqueous dioxane, between 20⁰ and 69.5⁰C at 5 different temperatures, is 15,500 cal/mole"--Abstract, page i.
Hanna, Samir B.
Conrad, Frank H., 1902-1983
Russell, Robert R.
Wulfman, David S., 1934-2013
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
v, 53 pages, 2 figures
© 1966 Ramesh Nagindas Sheth, All rights reserved.
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Sheth, Ramesh Nagindas, "The kinetics of the reaction of m-nitrobenzyl bromide with hydroxide ion in aqueous-aprotic solvent mixtures" (1966). Masters Theses. 5729.