Reply to “A further study of acetylacetone nitrosation”†
The work presented herein constitutes a reply to the comments raised by Iglesias et al. on the mechanistic nature of acetylacetone nitrosation. Their sources of experimental error as well as several inconsistencies and critical factors neglected by these authors are discussed. Likewise, the additional evidence provided in this argumentation supports the mechanism originally proposed and not the alternative postulated by Iglesias et al.