"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.
Johnson, James W., 1930-2002
Hanna, Samir B.
Wellek, Robert M.
James William Joseph
Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla. Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla. Graduate Center for Materials Research
Petroleum Research Fund
University of Missouri--Rolla
xv, 109 pages
© 1970 Show Yih Hsieh, All rights reserved.
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Hsieh, Show Yih, "The cathodic reduction of maleic acid" (1970). Doctoral Dissertations. 2289.