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Nano TiO2 film electrode for electrocatalytic reduction of furfural in ionic liquids

Chu, Daobao and Hou, Yuanyuan and He, Jianguo and Xu, Mai and Wang, Yuqing and Wang, Shuxi and Wang, Jian and Zha, Longwu (2009) Nano TiO2 film electrode for electrocatalytic reduction of furfural in ionic liquids. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (7). pp. 1805-1809.

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Nanoporous TiO2 having enhanced surface area was synthesized by sol–gel method. An “environmental friendly” method for production of furfuryl alcohol was presented by electrocatalytic reduction of furfural to furfuryl alcohol in ionic liquid medium at the surface of nanoporous TiO2 film electrode. The heterogeneous catalytic redox behaviour of a nanoporous TiO2 film electrode surface was investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV). It was found that the catalytic reduction of furfural by Ti(IV)/Ti(III) redox system on the nanoporous TiO2 film surface. The electrode reaction mechanism is called catalytic (EC′) mechanism, current density can reach 38 mA/cm2 and yielding an overall conversion efficiency of 61.7%.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fural - Furfuryl alcohol - Ionic liquids - Nanoporous TiO2 electrode - Electrocatalytic reduction - Sol–gel synthesis
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7714
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:31 Mar 2010 16:27
Last Modified:31 Mar 2010 16:27

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