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Acid Hydrolysis of Bis(2,2'; 6',2''–Terpyridyl) Iron(II) Complex in the Water Pools of CTAB/Hexane/Chloroform Reverse Micelles-A Kinetic Study in Confined Medium

1Department of Chemistry, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering (Autonomous), Madhurawada, Visakhapatnam-530048, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Department of PNCO, School of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530017, Andhra Pradesh, India

Received: 6 Jul 2020; Revised: 1 Dec 2020; Accepted: 2 Dec 2020; Available online: 9 Dec 2020; Published: 28 Dec 2020.
Editor(s): Istadi Istadi
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The kinetics of acid hydrolysis of bis(2,2';6',2''–terpyridyl) iron(II) complex has been studied in CTAB/Hexane/Chloroform reverse micelles. The reaction obeys first order kinetics with respect to each of the reactants at all values of W, {W= [H2O]/[CTAB]}. In the reverse micellar medium, the reaction is much slower compared to aqueous medium due to low micropolarity of the water pools which does not facilitate a reaction between reactants of same charge. The effect of variation of W {W=[H2O]/[CTAB]} at constant [CTAB] and variation of [CTAB] at fixed W has been studied. The second order rate constant (k2) of the reaction increases as the value of W increases up to W = 8.88 and remains constant thereafter and it is independent of concentration of [CTAB] at constant W. The variation of rate of reaction with W has been explained by considering variation of micropolarity and ionic strength of water pools of reverse micelles with W. Copyright © 2021 by Authors, Published by BCREC Group. This is an open access article under the CC BY-SA License (


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Keywords: Kinetics; Acid hydrolysis; Bis (2, 2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine) iron (II); Reverse micelles; Water pools.
Funding: Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering under contract UGC (MRP-4552(14) (SERO/UGC) - DST (SERB/F/5725/2013-14)

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