Electro-oxidation of methanol on copper in alkaline solution

Heli, H ; Sharif University of Technology | 2004

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2004.06.015
  3. Publisher: Elsevier Ltd , 2004
  4. Abstract:
  5. The electro-oxidation of methanol on copper in alkaline solutions has been studied by the methods of cyclic voltammetry, quasi-steady state polarization and chronoamperometry. It has been found that in the course of an anodic potential sweep the electro-oxidation of methanol follows the formation of CuIII and is catalysed by this species through a mediated electron transfer mechanism. The reaction also continues in the early stages of the reversed cycle until it is stopped by the prohibitively negative potentials. The process is diffusion controlled and the current-time responses follow Cottrellian behavior. The rate constants, turnover frequency, anodic transfer coefficient and the apparent activation energy of the electro-oxidation reaction are reported. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
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  7. Alkaline media ; Copper ; Electro-oxidation ; Methanol
  8. Source: Electrochimica Acta ; Volume 49, Issue 27 , 2004 , Pages 4999-5006 ; 00134686 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013468604005882