Electrosynthesis of Н2О2 from О2 in a Gas-Diffusion Electrode Based on Mesostructured Carbon CMK-3

V. L. Kornienko V. L. Kornienko , G. A. Kolyagin G. A. Kolyagin , G. V. Kornienko G. V. Kornienko , V. A. Parfenov V. A. Parfenov , I. V. Ponomarenko I. V. Ponomarenko
Российский электрохимический журнал
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Mesostructured carbon CMK-3 (Carbon Mesostructured by KAIST) synthesized by the template method is studied as the electrocatalyst for electrosynthesis of Н2О2 from О2 in a gas-diffusion electrode (GDE) in alkaline and acidic solutions. The texture characteristics of the original material and its mixture with hydrophobizer (polytetrafluoroethylene) are studied by the method of low-temperature nitrogen adsorption. The rate constants for hydrogen peroxide decomposition on these materials in alkaline and acidic solutions are calculated. Kinetic parameters of oxygen reduction in alkaline and acidic solutions are determined as well as the capacitance of gas-diffusion electrodes based on mesocarbon. The selectivity of the electrocatalyst is estimated by finding the current fracture γ consumed in oxygen reduction to hydrogen peroxide. Data on the kinetics of hydrogen peroxide accumulation during electrosynthesis of Н2О2 from О2 are obtained. The acidic solution of hydrogen peroxide with the concentration more than 3 M is obtained with the current efficiency higher than 80%.

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  • Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Krasnoyarsk Research Center, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok 50, bld. 24, Krasnoyarsk, 660036, Russia

    V. L. Kornienko, G. A. Kolyagin, G. V. Kornienko, V. A. Parfenov & I. V. Ponomarenko

  • Reshetnev Siberian State Aerospace University, pr. Mira 82, Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Russia

    G. V. Kornienko

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