Kolbe and persulfate electrosyntheses

Willem Smit

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During S2O82- electrosynthesis, as sufficiently high potentials, a Pt anode in the SO42- soln. is covered by adsorbed SO42- species, the oxide-covered Pt becoming limited to isolated patches. The adsorption was obsd. by detns. of current efficiencies and potentials as a function of the concn. of S-contg. species at const. temp. and at various const. c.ds. The adsorbed SO42- essentially do not participate further in S2O82- formation, and SO42-, not HSO4-, are discharged on the SO42-covered areas of the electrode. The intermediates are formed in a nonadsorbed state and must be considered to be free radicals. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-654
Number of pages2
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1971


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