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Synthesis of hydroquinone with co-generation of electricity from phenol aqueous solution in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell reactor

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Author(s):
Buzzo, G. S. [1] ; Rodrigues, A. C. B. [2] ; De Souza, R. F. B. [1] ; Silva, J. C. M. [1] ; Bastos, E. L. [2] ; Spinace, E. V. [1] ; Neto, A. O. [1] ; Assumpcao, M. H. M. T. [1]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] IPEN CNEN SP, Inst Pesquisas Energet & Nucl, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, IQ, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Catalysis Communications; v. 59, p. 113-115, JAN 10 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

In a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) an aqueous solution containing 100 mg L-1 of phenol was oxidized at the anode using PtRu/C as catalyst while oxygen gas was reduced at cathode using Pt/C as catalyst. The use of a fuel cell as a flow reactor allowed obtaining hydroquinone, an important compound much used in medicine and cosmetic industry, as product with the co-generation of electricity. A conversion of 20% of phenol with the formation of 16 mg L-1 of hydroquinone (80% of selectivity) was observed after 240 min of fuel cell operation at 80 degrees C. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/23036-5 - Floral betalamic pigments: fluorescence and antiradical capacity
Grantee:Erick Leite Bastos
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/01577-0 - Development of materials and degradation studies of electrocatalysts and supports for alkaline fuel cell
Grantee:Júlio César Martins da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/22731-4 - Electrocatalysts SUPPORTED IN DIFFERENT SUBSTRATES prepared by codeposition electrochemistry for direct liquid fuel cell (methanol , ethanol and formic acidic)
Grantee:Guilherme Soares Buzzo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/18246-0 - Preparation of PD binary and ternary electrocatalysts by borohydride reduction for alcohol electro-oxidation in alkaline medium
Grantee:Almir Oliveira Neto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/03516-5 - Oxides-C supported electrocatalysts for direct liquid fuel cell anodes
Grantee:Rodrigo Fernando Brambilla de Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate