TITLE

Hydrodehalogenation of 2,4-dibromophenol by electrochemical reduction

AUTHOR(S)
Cheng, H.; Scott, K.; Christensen, P.A.
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Electrochemistry;Oct2003, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p893
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The electrochemical hydrodehalogenation (HDH) of 2,4-dibromophenol (DBP) has been carried out by electrochemical reduction in H-cells and solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) cells using catalysed cathodes. The electrochemical process gave high conversions of up to 95%, high selectivities of up to 98%, high current efficiencies of up to 98.5% and energy consumption as low as 2.2 kW h (kg DBP)-1. The type of the catalyst plays a decisive role in the efficiency of the HDH of DBP, with palladium being an attractive material. The effect of current density, DBP concentration, supporting electrolyte and temperature, on the HDH is reported.
ACCESSION #
16781822

 

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