The oxidation of the edta ligand in the NiIIIedta- complex in the presence of dioxygen obeys a second order dependence on [NiIII(edta)-] and a first order dependence on [O2], k=(2.0±0.4)×108 dm6 mol-2 s-1, indicating a cooperative mechanism of oxidation in which one molecule of dioxygen and two NiIII(edta)- complexes are involved.
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This study was supported in part by a grant from the Budgeting and Planning Committee of The Council of Higher Education and the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. D.M. wishes to express his thanks to Mrs Irene Evens for her ongoing interest and support.
- EDTA oxidation
- Nickel complexes
- Pulse radiolysis