"Thermal decarboxylation of carboxylic acids has been helpful in illustrating some fundamentals of reaction kinetics in solution. It has been important in formulation of the theory of unimolecular reactions. It is also used frequently in the synthetical methods of organic chemistry.
In a recent study of the anodic oxidation of malonic acid in sulfuric acid at 80⁰C using a platinum anode, the interpretation of some results was impossible due to the spontaneous decomposition of the malonic acid. As no information is available in the literature about decomposition rates of malonic acid in sulfuric acid at the concentrations used, it was necessary to study this aspect before continuing the anodic oxidation studies.
The purpose of this investigation was to determine reaction rate, order, activation energy, pH effect, and catalytic effect of divalent metal ions on the decarboxylation at higher concentrations (0.5N to 5N) of malonic acid. Hopefully, these data could be used to extend the mechanism proposed by others in the low concentration region or to suggest a mechanism to apply to these higher concentrations"--Introduction, page 1.
Conrad, Frank H., 1902-1983
Grice, Harvey H., 1912-1993
Webb, William H.
Baird, Thomas B.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla. Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri at Rolla
viii, 96 pages
© 1966 Raghunath R. Khetan, All rights reserved.
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Khetan, Raghunath R., "Electrodialysis of tomato juice" (1966). Masters Theses. 5737.