Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Donald C. Berndt
Dr. Ralph Steinhaus
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This thesis demonstrated the structural effects on micellar catalyzed hydrolysis of hydroxamic acids with prefluorooctanoic acid as the reactive counterion surfactant in aqueous acetonitrile solution.
For different hydroxamic acids, the observed pseudo-first order rate constant-surfactant concentration profiles were obtained and were used in the determination of critical micellar concentrations (cmc).
The micellar catalytic effect was satisfactorily explained by the pseudo-phase ion exchange (PPIE) model. The PPIE model was successfully applied in the determination of the reaction rate constants both in the water phase and in micellar pseudo-phase.
Further investigation into more appropriate hydroxamic acids is suggested in order to obtain a more complete set of data and further evaluation.
Zhang, Xing, "Structural Effects on Micellar Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Hydroxamic Acids with Perfluorooctanoic Acid as Surfactant" (1995). Masters Theses. 4358.