Title

Anodic Oxidation of Oxalic Acid on Gold

Abstract

The anodic oxidation of oxalic acid on Au has been studied at 80°C in aqueous media. The reaction rate was measured as a function of potential, oxalic acid concentration, pH, and temperature in H 2SO 4 + K 2SO 4 + KOH solutions of unit ionic strength. The oxalic acid was oxidized in acidic media to CO 2. A first-order dependence of the rate on both pH and undissociated oxalic acid was found. The first decarboxylation step appears to be rate determining.

Department(s)

Chemistry

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0014-7672

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1971 Royal Society of Chemistry, All rights reserved.

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