Electrochemical and adsorption behaviour of ethylene glycol and its oxidative derivatives at platinum electrodes. Part I. Adsorption and chemisorption processes

V. E. Kazarinov, Yu B. Vassiliev, V. N. Andreev, G. Horányi

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The adsorption behaviour of ethylene glycol and its derivatives is discussed on the basis of the literature data and new experimental observations. Results obtained by different methods (pure electrochemical, radiotracer) are compared. Factors influencing the nature and composition of adsorbed species are analysed. It is stated that dehydrogenation, oxidation, hydrogenation and rupture of the C-C bond are the main processes determining the state of the strongly chemisorbed species. The behaviour of ethane, ethanol and ethylene glycol is compared and general schemes for the processes occurring with the adsorbed species formed from these compounds are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-261
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 25 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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