The anodic oxidation of unsaturated hydrocarbons has been the subject of numerous studies, primarily on Pt and Au electrodes at low temperatures, < 100°C. The complete oxidation to CO2 is usually the predominant reaction with both H2O and OH- having been proposed as the oxygen source. Usually a single study consists of a comprehensive investigation of a single compound on a single electrode or a somewhat limited study of several compounds on a single electrode. A diversity of proposed mechanisms has resulted and is illustrated by the following summary.
Johnson, James W. and James, William Joseph, "Oxidation Reactions of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons for Fuel Cells" (1974). UMR-MEC Conference. 24.
1st UMR-MEC Conference on Energy Resources (1974: Apr. 24-26, Rolla, MO)
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