Reactor Design for the Synthesis of Cobalt(11/111) Carboxylate Redox Couple and its Optimization
In the present study the method for the preparation of redox couple of cobalt Co(II)/Co(III) has been developed at different reaction conditions (time, initial concentration of Co(II) and potassium chlorate), using glacial acetic acid as a solvent, redox couple was generated in different concentrations by varying the amount of potassium chlorate. An experimental setup was organized and jacketed glass reaction vessel was designed to carry out such reaction. Such redox couple has widespread application in the production of hydroperoxides which is subsequently used in catalytic oxidation of hydrocarbons. At the time of titration the pH of the reaction is essentially maintained by the addition of sodium acetate solution to avoid hindrance of chloride ions which are present in the system as a reaction product.