Chlorination of bisphenol A: kinetics and by-products formation.

  title={Chlorination of bisphenol A: kinetics and by-products formation.},
  author={Herv{\'e} Gallard and Am{\'e}lie Leclercq and Jean Philippe Crou{\'e}},
  volume={56 5},
The kinetics of initial chlorination of bisphenol A (BPA) was studied between pH 2 and 11 at room temperature (20 +/- 2 degrees C). pH Profile of the apparent second-order rate constant of the reaction of BPA with chlorine were modeled considering the elementary reactions of HOCl with BPA species and an acid-catalyzed reaction. The predominant reactions at near neutral pH were the reactions of HOCl with the two phenolate species of BPA (k = 3.10 x 10(4) M(-1)s(-1) for BPA- and 6.62 x 10(4) M(-1… CONTINUE READING