Alkyl hydrogen sulphates. Part II. The hydrolysis in aqueous acid solution

B. D. Batts*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-555
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic
Publication statusPublished - 1966
Externally publishedYes


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