Laser Flash Photolysis and Pulse Radiolysis of Iodate and Periodate in Aqueous Solution

U K Kläning, Knud Sehested, Thomas Wolff

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    Species containing iodine in oxidation state six are formed by photolysis and radiolysis of aqueous iodate and periodate solutions in the following reactions: IO3–+ O–→ IO42–; IO3–+ OH → IO3; IVII+ eaq–→ IeVI and IVII [graphic omitted] I0VI+ O–(or OH). The present pulse radiolysis and laser flash photolysis study of IeVI and I0VI suggests that the predominant IeVI and I0VI species formed are IO42– and IO3 at 3 <pH <7, H5IO6– and H2IO52– at 8 <pH <11 and H4IO62– and HIO53– at pH > 12. Redox reactions of the iodine(VI) species are fast compared with interconversion among the various iodine(VI) species. The assumed four-, five- and six-coordinated iodine(VI) species have similar spectra and decay kinetics and negative values of the standard Gibbs energy of formation. The spectrum and decay kinetics of the assumed IO3 are markedly different. Furthermore, the standard Gibbs energy of formation of IO3 is estimated to have a large positive value. Observations of reactivity of iodine(VI) towards tert-butanol and periodate suggest that reduction of iodine(VI) to iodate generally takes place by transfer of OH.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)1707-1718
    Publication statusPublished - 1981


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