Chromic (Synaptic Self-Mutilator)
06-07-03 08:42
No 438462
      Making NAAA  Bookmark   

What's the function of the magnesium sulfate in the permanganate oxidation of N-acetyl-O-toluidine to N-acetyl-anthranilic acid? Is it necessary?
(Chief Bee)
06-08-03 10:02
No 438666
      MgSO4/KMnO4  Bookmark   

I have read that it somehow moderates the oxidizing capabilities of KMnO4, minimizing over-oxidation.
(Hive Addict)
06-08-03 20:05
No 438745
      Mg role  Bookmark   

I believe it buffers the system and perhaps 'chelates'
the oxidizing substrate and in doing so slows the rxn rate.