Removal of phenol and derivatives from aqueous solutions by electropolymerization in aerogel carbon electrodes

A. Grinberg, E. Korin, A. Bettelheim

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Abstract

The electrochemical oxidation of phenols leads to polymeric compounds via phenoxy radicals. This is considered as a drawback in the electro-oxidation of phenols on flat electrodes due to passivation. It is shown that it is possible to successfully remove phenol or 2-chlorophenol in acidic solutions using porous aerogel carbon electrodes and cycling the potential in the 0 to + 0.8 V range. The electropolymerized compounds adhere well to the electrodes and are homogeneously distributed within the pores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E42-E44
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 May 2005

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