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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 25, Number 2
BKCSDE 25(2)
February 20, 2004 

Spontaneous Formation of Revival Waves in the 1,4-Cyclohexanedione-Bromate-Ferroin Reaction
Do Sung Huh*, Young Joon Kim, Hye Sook Kim, Jong Kon Kang, Sang Joon Choe
Revival wave, Two reaction mechanisms, Hydroquinone effect
The bromate-1,4-cyclohexanedione-ferroin oscillating reactions are uncovered to support two types of wave activities, in which spontaneous formation of circular waves has been achieved after the disappearance of initial waves. The induction period of the revival wave is typically above 10 hours and its dependence on the initial concentrations of reactants is qualitatively different from that of initial waves. In addition to their differences in propagating speed and wavelength, the initial waves and the revival patterns have different colors, suggesting that different reaction mechanisms are involved in the formation of these spatiotemporal behaviors. Our experiments further show that the addition of hydroquinone to the reacting system can significantly shorten the induction time of the revival wave, which implicates that hydroquinone is not only a product in the bromate-1,4-cyclohexanedione-ferroin oscillating reaction but also plays a critical role in the following reactions.
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