Utilization of solutions after the electroreduction of a sodium salt of 4-nitrosodiphenylamine

N. G. Popova N. G. Popova , V. T. Novikov V. T. Novikov , I. A. Avrutskaya I. A. Avrutskaya
Российский электрохимический журнал
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An approximately 20-% alkali solution remains after the electroreduction of an alkali solution of a sodium salt of 4-nitrosodiphenylamine (II), in the course of which the formed 4-aminodiphenylamine (I) is continuously extracted into a water-immiscible solvent. The remaining solution, which contains about 10 mM I and up to 1 mM II, may be used for preparing the catholyte for another experiment. To this end, the solution must be anodically treated using a stainless-steel electrode, and the charge spent in the treatment must equal that spent during the electroreduction. After the treatment, the solution settles; the content of II remains virtually unchanged, that of I drops about tenfold, and that of alkali is 50% of the calculated (1 F per mole of alkali). A multiple use of the same alkali solution makes no impact on the yields of I.

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  • Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Miusskaya pl. 9, 125190, Moscow, Russia

    N. G. Popova, V. T. Novikov & I. A. Avrutskaya

  1. Popova, N.G., Novikov, V.T., and Avrutskaya, I.A.,Elektrokhimiya, 2000, vol. 36, p. 325.