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Hydrolysis of elemental sulphur in a homogeneous medium

Ramachandran Nair, CG and Vasudeva Murthy, AR (1962) Hydrolysis of elemental sulphur in a homogeneous medium. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section A, 55 (3). pp. 168-173.

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Elemental sulphur dissolved in organic solvents (such as chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and benzene) reacts rapidly and quantitatively, with aqueous alkali at room temperature, when this immiscible liquid mixture is homogenized by the addition of ethyl alcohol. The products of reaction under these experimental conditions are sulphide, thiosulphate and a small quantity of sulphite. A mechanism involving the intermediate formation and decomposition of dihydrogen sulphoxide, HSOH, is suggested for the reaction.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms TV Yashodha
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2010 07:22
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28400

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