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The impact of the alkali cation on the mechanism of the electro-oxidation of ethylene glycol on Pt

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Abstract

By means of in situIR spectroscopy we investigate the effect of dissolved alkali cations on the electro-oxidation of ethylene glycol on platinum in alkaline media. The results revealed that the increase in the oxidation currents (Li+ < Na+ < K+) is reflected in the increase in the ratio between carbonate and oxalate produced.

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The article was received on 03 Dec 2010, accepted on 08 Feb 2011 and first published on 23 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05353H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 3775-3777
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    The impact of the alkali cation on the mechanism of the electro-oxidation of ethylene glycol on Pt

    E. Sitta, B. C. Batista and H. Varela, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 3775
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05353H

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