Potentiometric Studies on Electron Transfer Reactions of Anodically generated Manganese(III) Sulphate in Aqueous H2SO4-HOAc and Manganese(III) Acetate in Aqueous Acetic Acid: Oxidation of Semicarbazide and Semicarbazones

Ivan Pinto, B. S. Sherigara, K. Ishwara Bhat, H. V.K. Udupa

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Manganese(III) sulphate in aqueous sulphuric acid and manganese(III) acetate in aqueous acetic acid have been prepared by electrolytic methods with high current efficiency. The nature of the manganese(III) formed is elucidated spectrophotometrically. Condition for potentiometric determination of semicarbazide and its derivatives under different reaction conditions have been investigated. Hydrazinium sulphate or hydroquinone is employed as back-titrant. The number of electrons in these oxidations differed, depending on the nature of the molecule and the reaction condition. The free radical nature of the reaction intermediate is demonstrated. Manganese(III) sulphate and manganese(III) acetate oxidation of semicarbazide and its derivatives in aqueous H2SO4 or aqueous HOAc yielded different results, probably because of the changes in the coordination environment of manganese(III).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Indian Chemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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