Ultrasonically assisted catalytic decomposition of aqueous sodium hypochlorite

Timothy J Mason, Alan P Newman, John P Lorimer, Jim Lindley, Kirsten Hutt

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Power ultrasound doubles the rate of decomposition of aqueous NaOCl at 75° catalysed by a mixture of powdered CuO and MnO2. Sonication appears to enhance the reactivity of the system through the generation of a new catalytic material, probably via interparticle collision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996


  • catalysis
  • environment
  • decontamination
  • sonochemistry


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