The kinetics and mechanism of oxidation of paracetamol (PCM) by thallium (III)
in acid perchlorate medium has been studied.
The reaction exhibits first order kinetics with respect to the oxidant but a complex
dependence of the substrate. The rate is reduced by an increase in the hydrogen ion
concentration in a complex manner. A plausible reaction mechanism has been suggested to
account for experimental observations.
Keywords: Kinetics, mechanism, oxidation, paracetamol, thallic perchlorate.
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