Aniline Oxidation initiated by Ultrasonic Waves


IN order to explain the chemical processes occurring in the ultrasonic field, Lindström and Lamm1 assumed that the principal reaction occurring during the ultrasonic treatment of water is its decomposition into radicals: By means of this reaction it is possible to explain a number of chemical processes2–6, the oxidation of aniline included.

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WAWRZYCZEK, W. Aniline Oxidation initiated by Ultrasonic Waves. Nature 191, 701–702 (1961).

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