The kinetics of the isotopic exchange reaction between potassium iodide and benzyl iodide in alcoholic solution has been studied thoroughly by Stillson. It was reported that the reaction was much faster in ethanol-acetone mixtures than in absolute ethanol. However, it was not possible to determine whether this was due to acceleration of the reaction by acetone, or to inhibition by ethanol.
The purpose of this investigation was to elucidate further the effect of various solvents on the same exchange reaction. The isotopic exchange reaction between potassium iodide and p-nitrobenzyl iodide was also studied, because it had been investigated in alcoholic solution by Purlee.
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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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Jesse LeRoy Riebsomer
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Guido Herman Daub
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John Francis Suttle
Leary, Joseph A.. "A Study of Isotopic Exchange Between Potassium Iodide and Benzyl Iodide. Solvent Effects." (1956). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/chem_etds/124