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Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid by Oxygen with Cupric Ion as Catalyst

Dekker, Albert O. and Dickinson, Roscoe G. (1940) Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid by Oxygen with Cupric Ion as Catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 62 (8). pp. 2165-2171. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja01865a070.

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The experiments described in the present paper were carried out for the purpose of obtaining more specific information concerning the nature of the copper-catalyzed oxidation of ascorbic acid. All of the experiments reported here were carried out under such conditions that steps involving oxygen as a reactant were not rate determining. Furthermore, in order to avoid the possibility of cupric ion complexing with buffers no buffers were used, but instead the hydrogen-ion concentration was maintained at an effectively constant value throughout the course of the reaction by the addition of a comparatively large amount of acid at the start.

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Additional Information:© 1940 American Chemical Society. Received April 22, 1940.
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Official Citation:Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid by Oxygen with Cupric Ion as Catalyst Albert O. Dekker and Roscoe G. Dickinson Journal of the American Chemical Society 1940 62 (8), 2165-2171 DOI: 10.1021/ja01865a070
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