Ions do not catalyze the decomposition of peroxomonosulfate

Ludmila Pochtarenko, Israel Zilbermann, Dror Shamir, Dan Meyerstein

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According to literature reports, the spontaneous decomposition of peroxomonosulfate is catalyzed by transition metal ions, e.g. by Co(II), Fe(II), Fe(III), and Ni(II). The present study demonstrates that this is not the case for at pH ~ 1.9. This observation is of importance as peroxomonosulfate is used as an oxidant in a variety of important processes. The reasons for this exception are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4355-4362
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number24
StatePublished - 20 Dec 2013


  • Fe(III) ion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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