Alkyl hydrogen sulphates. Part I. Hydrolysis in moist dioxan solution

B. D. Batts*

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The rate of hydrolysis of methyl and ethyl hydrogen sulphates increases by a factor of 107 when the solvent is changed from pure water to moist dioxan. The reaction is acid-catalysed and the reaction species probably is the zwitterion R-O+H-SO2-O-. The effective strength of sulphuric acid in 98% dioxan-2% water was studied with the indicator p-nitroaniline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-551
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic
Publication statusPublished - 1966
Externally publishedYes


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