Oxygen-18 tracer studies were carried out on the hydrolysis of sodium methyl, ethyl, and isopropyl sulphates in aqueous perchloric acid and sodium hydroxide solutions. The reaction proceeds by sulphur-oxygen bond fission in acid solution and carbon-oxygen bond fission in alkaline solution. An A-1 mechanism is proposed for the hydrolysis reaction in aqueous acid solution.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic|
|Publication status||Published - 1966|