Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The electrochemical reduction of maleic acid (0.0003 to 0.3 M) was studied on Hg, 0.5% Bi(Hg) amalgam, 5.0% Bi(Hg) amalgam, and Bi cathodes in 1 n H₂SO₄-K₂SO₄-KOH electrolytes (pH 0.3 to 4.0) at 60°C. The maleic acid was converted to succinic acid with high efficiencies (86 to 100%) on all cathodes. Polarization curves with linear Tafel sections were found. All the cathodes had similar kinetic parameters...A reaction mechanism consistent with the experimental observations is proposed..."--Abstract, pages ii-iii.

Advisor(s)

Johnson, James W., 1930-2002

Committee Member(s)

Hanna, Samir B.
Wellek, Robert M.
James William Joseph
Park, Efton
Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla. Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla. Graduate Center for Materials Research
Petroleum Research Fund

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

xv, 109 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-108).

Rights

© 1970 Show Yih Hsieh, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Maleic acid
Electrolytic reduction

Thesis Number

T 2358

Print OCLC #

6019639

Electronic OCLC #

850466821

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