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Author Noel, M. ♦ Rajini, I. ♦ Srinivasan, R. K.
Source CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Content type Text
Publisher Central Electrochemical Research Institute
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1988
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences
Subject Keyword Electroorganic
Abstract Voltammetric behaviour of acetophenone reduction on glassy carbon (GC) and lead electrodes were investigated in acid, neutral and alkaline media and the results were also compared with the literature data on Hg electrode. In alkaline media, the elec. troreduction on GC electrode takes place at a much more negative potential as compared to metal electrodes. In acidic medium the electroreduction takes place at closer potential ranges on all the three electrodes. Theoretically on the basis of lower densi. ty of states of electron on carbon electrodes, a much slower charge transfer rate on GC electrode should be expected unde~ all the conditions. The experimental observations of the present work is explained by assuming that the acidic surface functional groups present on GC surface catalyses the electroreduction of acetophenone in acid medium
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1988-01-01
Journal PeerReviewed