par Kegelaers, Yves ;Eulaerts, Olivier ;Reisse, Jacques ;Segebarth, Nicolas
Référence European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2001, 19, page (3683-3688)
Publication Publié, 2001-10
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The measurement of a sonochemical effect (SE) requires the definition of the reference conditions for the so-called “silent reaction”. It is shown that it is impossible to define SE correctly in the case of heterogeneous reactions, due to the dramatic effect of the agitation on reaction rates. This is true not only from the quantitative point of view (effect of ultrasound on reaction rates) but also from the qualitative perspective (change of reaction pathway when ultrasound is applied). The first, and most dramatic, example of chemical switching described in the literature, and claimed to be due to ultrasound, is proven also to be observable under efficient agitation conditions.