The kinetics of the oxidation of 3-benzoylpropionic acid (KA) by N-bromobenzamide (NBA) to yield the corresponding carboxylic acid were studied potentiometrically in 50:50 (v/v) aqueous acetic acid medium at 298 K. The effects of temperature, composition of solvent medium and concentration of added mineral acid on the rate of reaction were also studied. The reaction was first order with respect to the [KA], [NBA] and hydrogen ions. There is no effect of added benzamide. Protonated NBA has been postulated as the reactive oxidizing species.
Kinetics, Oxidation, N-Bromobenzamide, 4-Oxoacids, 3-Benzoylpropionic acid