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Electrocatalytic oxidation of C-3-aliphatic alcohols on electrodeposited Pd-PEDOT nanodendrites in Alkaline medium

Dash, Sthitaprajna and Munichandraiah, N (2013) Electrocatalytic oxidation of C-3-aliphatic alcohols on electrodeposited Pd-PEDOT nanodendrites in Alkaline medium. In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160 (4). H197-H202.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.007304jes

Abstract

Nanodendritic Pd is electrodeposited on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) coated carbon paper electrode. Electrodeposited Pd is non-dendritic in the absence of PEDOT. The electrooxidation of C-3-aliphatic alcohols, namely, propanol (PA), 1,2- propanediol (1, 2-PD), 1, 3-propanediol (1, 3-PD), and glycerol (GL) is studied in 1.0 M NaOH. The catalytic activity of nanodendritic Pd is greater than that of non-dendritic Pd for oxidation of the four alcohols molecules. Among those molecules the oxidation rate increases as: PA< 1, 2-PD < 1, 3-PD < GL. The cyclic voltammetric oxidation current peak appearing in the reverse direction of the sweep is greatly influenced by the nature of alcohol. The reduction of oxide film on Pd surface is attributed to affect the magnitude of backward peak current density. The amperometry and repeated cyclic voltammetry data suggest a high stability of nanodendritic Pd in alkaline medium. Glycerol is expected to be an appropriate alcohol for application as a fuel in alkaline fuel cells at nanodendritic electrodeposited Pd.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Electrochemical Society Inc.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 11:33
Last Modified: 28 May 2013 11:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46617

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