Assuming peroxybenzoic acid wil
l react the same as
peroxyacetic acid, then mixing the peroxybenzoic acid into water will ca
to breakdown into water, carbon dioxide, and n-chlorobenzene, whi
then needs can be disposed of by proper means.
> From: "Nai l, John" <jnail**At_Symbol_Here**OKCU.EDU>
> Reply-To: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu>
> Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 09:46:11 -0500
> To: <DC HAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
> Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Inactivation of Meta chloro peroxybenzoic acid
> Peroxyacids (RCO3H) are strong oxidizers; basically, they react by 'donating'
> oxygen atoms to reducing agents
> RCO 3H + reducing agent --> RCO2H (a carboxylic acid) + Reducing agent + an O
> atom; further chemistry may occur with the oxidized reducing agent.
> Any decent reducing agent will work; one advanta ge of using Fe+2 ions, such as
> in ferrous ammonium sulfate, is that the Fe+2 will be oxidized to Fe+3; this
> should give a color change which can be used to confirm that the reaction
> To answer the question, there may not be a 'preferred method'; there are
> dozens of reagents that should work.
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> Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: Inactivation of Meta chloro peroxybenzoic acid
> Hey all you chemists out there! I don't quite know where to begin to give my
> colleague, Dexter, advice.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dexter
> We are using MCPBA to make some epoxides. I need to purify the MCPBA
> before I use it and the wash and crystalization process leaves a
> significant anoumt in solution. Usually dichloromethane. I will
> obviuosly disca rd this solution as toxic waste but I want to deactivate
> the MCPBA that remains. I have read you can use NaI , ferrous ions,
> pota ssium hydroxide, sodium thiosulfate, etc. What in your knowledge is
> the preferred method. Thanks. Dexter
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