The basic methanolysis of some substituted 4'-nitrobenzanilides Academic Article uri icon


  • Rate constants for the basic methanolysis of ArCONHC6H4NO2-p in methanol at 333 K are reported. When allowance is made for substrate ionization, a linear Hammett plot (p 1.88) is obtained. The very low substituent effect on rate observed previously for this reaction in acetone- methanol is shown to be due to omission of any correction factor for extensive ionization.

publication date

  • 1975