A kinetic study of the decomposition of pyridine chromium peroxide with
methanol, ethanol, propanol and isopropanol has been made over the temperature
range 25 to 40°C. It is found that the ligand exchange stage is the rate determining step in the oxidation process. The activation parameters E , ?H‡ and ?S‡ for the reactions are determined. It is believed that the peroxide linkage is primarily responseble for the oxidation process