Accession Number : AD0643386

Title :   ELECTRO-OXIDATION OF SATURATED HYDROCARBONS ON PLATINIZED PLATINUM IN PHOSPHORIC ACID.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical progress rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA ELECTRO-CHEMISTRY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Stoner,Glenn ; Bockris,John O'M.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The anodic oxidation of normal hexane and cyclohexane in phosphoric acids gives two sets of measured parameters in two defined potential regions. Both sets are consistent with the same rate-determining step if one postulates a change from Langmuir to Temkin adsorption kinetics going from the lower (0.3 - 0.5 V) to the upper (0.57 - 0.8 V) potential region. The electrochemical activities of the hydrocarbons vary as follows: i sub C2H6 nearly equal to i sub C3H8 = 5 i sub n-hexane = 10 i sub cyclohexane. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, ELECTROCHEMISTRY), (*HYDROCARBONS, OXIDATION), CYCLOHEXANES, PHOSPHORIC ACIDS, PLATINUM, REACTION KINETICS, CATALYSTS, ALKANES

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE