Autocatalysis and Apparent Bistability in the Formose Reaction

W. Phillip Huskey, Irving R. Epstein

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Abstract

The homogeneous formose reaction has been studied under continuous-flow stirred-tank reactor conditions and under batch conditions. Several classes of mechanisms have been examined, and simulations of a model accounting for the observed autocatalysis and isotope effects in the reaction are presented. Hysteresis loops seen under flow conditions are thought to arise from insufficient observation times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3157-3163
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume111
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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