PRODUCTION OF MALACHITE GREEN BY OXIDATION OF ITS LEUCO BASE USING POTASSIUM PERSULPHATE, POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE AND MANGANESE DIOXIDE

  • UB Agunwa National Research Institute for Chemical Technology P. M. B. 1052 Zaria
  • EM Okonkwo National Research Institute for Chemical Technology P. M. B. 1052 Zaria
Keywords: Leuco Base, Oxidant, Dye, Yield

Abstract

Malachite green dye was produced by oxidising the Malachite leuco base with some inorganic oxidants. Best product yield was obtained with manganese dioxide, while potassium permanganate gave better results than potassium persulphate. Dye yield was influenced by the optimum quantity of oxidant applied

KEY WORDS: Leuco Base, Oxidant, Dye, Yield.

Global Jnl Pure & Applied Sciences Vol.10(1) 2004: 143-146
Published
2004-05-25
Section
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