Electrooxidation of benzyl alcohol at high surface area nickel (NiSx) electrodes in alkaline solution

Ten-Chin Wen, S. M. Lin, J. M. Tsai

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Abstract

The heterogeneous catalytic redox behaviour of NiSx deposited electrodes was investigated with and without benzyl alcohol in KOH solution using cyclic voltammetry and linear sweep voltammetry. The limiting current density for benzyl alcohol oxidation on a NiSx electrode was 22 times larger than that on a polished nickel electrode. The experimental results in galvanostatic electrolysis using fractional factorial design showed that the main and interaction effects of benzyl alcohol concentration, temperature, and OH- concentration are the key variables influencing the selectivity of benzaldehyde formation during electrolysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Electrochemistry
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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