Reduction Potentials of Naphthoxyl and Pyridoxyl Radicals in Aqueous Solutions
T N. Das, Pedatsur Neta
Reduction potentials of 1- and 2-naphthoxyl, 2-, 3-, and 4-pyridoxyl, and 4-phenylphenoxyl radicals in alkaline aqueous solutions were determined by pulse radiolysis. The potential of 1-naphthoxyl was determined to be 0.59 V vs. NHE from the redox equilibrium involving 1-naphthol, 3-methylphenol, and their radicals. The reduction potential of the 3-methylphenoxyl radical (0.73 V) was obtained from its equilibrium with the phenoxyl radical. The potential for 2-naphthoxyl (0.71 V) was obtained from equilibrium with the phenoxyl radical. The reduction potentials of the three pyridoxyl radicals were measured from the equilibria with the 4-cyanophenoxyl radical. The values were found to be 1.18 V for 2-pyridoxyl, 1.06 V for 3-pyridoxyl, and 1.24 V for 4-pyrodoxyl. The reduction potential of 4-phenylphenoxyl radical (0.93 V) was obtained from equlibrium with the I2.- radical. From these reduction potentials and the known pKa values of the phenolic compounds we estimated the O-H bond dissociation energies.
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Reduction Potentials of Naphthoxyl and Pyridoxyl Radicals in Aqueous Solutions, Journal of Physical Chemistry, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=831498
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