Kinetics of oxidation of histidine with Mn(III) in an aqueous sulfuric acid medium

Farrokh Gharib, Rasoul Nasiri

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Abstract

The kinetics of Mn(III) oxidation of L-histidine in an aqueous sulfuric acid medium have been studied spectrophotometrically. The reaction shows a first-order dependence both on [Mn(III)] and [histidine] in a moderately sulfuric acid medium. The reduced product of the oxidant, Mn(II), retarded the rate of the reaction and shows an inverse first order both in [Mn(II)] and [H+]. The effect of the ionic strength on the reaction rate was also studied. There is evidence for the existence of a free radical as a transient species. The dependence of the reaction rate on the temperature was examined, and the activation parameters were evaluated using an Eyring plot. Finally, a mechanism consistent with the observed kinetic data was proposed and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1616-1620
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume50
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2005

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