STUDY OF REACTIONS BETWEEN TERTIARY AMINES AND ORGANOHALOGENATING AGENTS.
Final rept., 1 July 61-7 May 62,
WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON
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The kinetics of the reactions of hypochlorous acid with trialkylamines were studied. TREACTIONS WERE INVESTIGATED AS IT WAS THOUGHT THAT THE ORGANO-HALOGENATING AGENTS ACTED BY LIBERATION OF HOCl which then reacted with the tertiary amines. The present contribution is concerned with the confirmation of the mechanism of this complex reaction and evaluation of the several rate constants involved. Experimental results indicated the over-all mechanism of the reaction of hypochlorous acid with the trialky lamines. The existence of an intermediate such as the trialkylchlorammonium ion or its equiva lent, has been clearly demonstrated by the observance of lag times in the production of dialkylchloramine, the presumed end product. Author