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A study of the electro-catalytic oxidation of methanol on a cobalt hydroxide modified glassy carbon electrode

Jafarian, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2003

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/S0013-4686(03)00399-2
  3. Publisher: 2003
  4. Abstract:
  5. Cobalt hydroxide modified glassy carbon electrodes (CHM/GC) prepared by the anodic deposition in presence of tartrate ions have been used for the electro-catalytic oxidation of methanol in alkaline solutions where the methods of cyclic voltammetery (CV), chronoamperometry (CA) and impedance spectroscopy (IS) have been employed. In CV studies, in the presence of methanol the peak current of the oxidation of cobalt hydroxide increase is followed by a decrease in the corresponding cathodic current. This suggests that the oxidation of methanol is being catalysed through the mediated electron transfer across the cobalt hydroxide layer comprising of cobalt ions of various valence states. A mechanism based on the electro-chemical generation of Co(IV) active sites and their subsequent consumptions by methanol have been discussed and the corresponding rate law under the control of charge transfer has been developed and kinetic parameters have been derived. In this context the charge transfer resistance accessible both theoretically and through the IS studies have been used as a criteria. Under the CA regimes the reaction followed a Cottrellian behaviour. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
  6. Keywords:
  7. Cobalt oxide ; Electro-catalysis ; Glassy carbon ; Methanol electro-oxidation ; Modified electrodes
  8. Source: Electrochimica Acta ; Volume 48, Issue 23 , 2003 , Pages 3423-3429 ; 00134686 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013468603003992