"The rate of decarboxylation of malonic acid in aqueous solutions was studied over a range of concentrations, pH's, and temperatures. The catalytic effect of various divalent metallic ions was also studied at a pH of 0.3. these studies did not support a truly unimolecular decomposition as the experimental order was found to be slightly greater than one. An empirical relation for the rate of decarboxylation was formulated in which the undissociated malonic acid and the monovalent malonate ion were the reactive species.
A possible mechanism of decarboxylation due to solvent activation was postulated. No pronounced catalytic effect due to the divalent metal ions was observed"--Abstract, page ii.
Johnson, James W., 1930-2002
James, William Joseph
Hanna, Samir B.
Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008
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 Ramesh Natwarlal Gujarathi, All rights reserved.
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Gujarathi, Ramesh Natwarlal, "Decarboxylation of malonic acid in aqueous solutions" (1966). Masters Theses. 5738.