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Electrocatalytic oxidation of 1,2-propanediol on electrodeposited Pd-poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanodendrite films in alkaline medium

Dash, Sthitaprajna and Munichandraiah, N (2012) Electrocatalytic oxidation of 1,2-propanediol on electrodeposited Pd-poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanodendrite films in alkaline medium. In: ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 80 . pp. 68-76.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2012.06.130

Abstract

Electrochemical deposition of Pd on conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) coated carbon paper electrode results in the formation of a stable dendritic film of Pd. In the absence of the PEDOT under-layer, Pd deposition is smooth and non-dendritic. Both Pd-PEDOT/C and Pd/C electrodes are studied for electrooxidation of 1,2-propanediol (PD) in an alkaline electrolyte. Owing to enhanced surface area and surface defects on dendritic Pd, the Pd-PEDOT/C electrode exhibits greater catalytic activity than the Pd/C electrode. Cyclic voltammetry studies suggest that peak current density increases with an increase in concentrations of PD and NaOH in the electrolyte. Repetitive cyclic voltammetry and amperometry studies indicate that Pd-PEDOT/C electrode possesses a high electrochemical stability with greater catalytic activity than Pd/C electrode toward electrooxidation of PD. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Electrooxidation; 1,2-Propanediol; Palladium dendrites; Poly(3,4-etylenedioxythiophene)
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 12:29
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2013 12:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45255

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