In a previous paper2 a new mechanism of reaction termed "Perhydrolysis," was proposed to account for the apparently anomalous reactions which occur when simple organic compounds are treated with hydrogen peroxide. The proposed mechanism has been confirmed by the quantitative data obtained in the case of formaldehyde, methyl alcohol, formic acid, acetaldehyde, and acetic acid. It is the object of this paper to give the results of the extension of this quantitative study to glycolic acid and to offer further evidence in support of the proposed mechanism of reaction.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1935 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Fry, Harry Shipley and Milstead, Kenneth L.
"The Action of Hydrogen Peroxide on Glycolic Acid,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 42(1), 124-125.
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