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A comparative study of the electrogeneration of hydrogen peroxide using Vulcan and Printex carbon supports

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Author(s):
Assumpcao, M. H. M. T. [1] ; De Souza, R. F. B. [1] ; Rascio, D. C. [1] ; Silva, J. C. M. [1] ; Calegaro, M. L. [2] ; Gaubeur, I. [1] ; Paixao, T. R. L. C. [1] ; Hammer, P. [3] ; Lanza, M. R. V. ; Santos, M. C. [1]
Total Authors: 10
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Abc, CCNH, LEMN, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, Grp Mat Eletroquim & Metodos Eletroanalit, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estado Sao Paulo, UNESP, Inst Quim, BR-14801970 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Carbon; v. 49, n. 8, p. 2842-2851, JUL 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 84
Abstract

A comparative study of two different conductive carbon-black pigments, Vulcan XC-72 R and Printex L6, for the electrogeneration of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) by reducing dissolved oxygen in an alkaline solution was performed. The materials were physically characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared attenuated total reflection (ATR-FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). XRD shows the presence of SO(2) and ATR-FTIR technique indicates a difference in NO and SO(2) functional groups between the two carbon pigments. XPS indicated presence of SO and NO and more oxygenated acid species on Printex L6. A rotating ring-disk electrode was used for electrochemical analysis of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The results showed that the Printex L6 was better than Vulcan XC-72 R for H(2)O(2) production. Results also indicate that the number of electrons transferred in the ORR for Printex L6 and Vulcan XC-72 R were 2.2 and 2.9, respectively, while the percentages of H(2)O(2) formed were 88% and 51%. Scanning electrochemistry microscopy images confirmed the higher amount of H(2)O(2) formed in the Printex L6 pigment. Printex L6 was shown to be a more promising for H(2)O(2) production than Vulcan XC-72 R, while the latter was shown to have more potential for fuel cells. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/04539-3 - Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured electrocatalysts for hydrogen peroxide in situ obtention and subsequent degradation of organic pollutants
Grantee:Mônica Helena Marcon Teixeira Assumpção
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 07/04759-0 - Gas diffusion electrodes modified by organometallic compounds for hydrogen peroxide production
Grantee:Marcos Roberto de Vasconcelos Lanza
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/07859-1 - Development of voltammetric electronic tongues towards the characterization and identification of adulteration and falsification processes of biofuels
Grantee:Thiago Regis Longo Cesar da Paixão
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/09145-6 - Study of ethanol electrochemical oxidation mechanism on PtSn, PtCe and PtSnCe using in-situ spectroscopic techniques
Grantee:Rodrigo Fernando Brambilla de Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/07831-7 - Synthesis and characterization of PtSn/C, PtIr/C and PtSnIr for the study of the mechanism of ethanol electrochemical oxidation using spectroscopic in situ techniques
Grantee:Júlio César Martins da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate