Study of the adsorption of glycollic acid on platinized platinum electrodes by tracer methods

G. Horányi, G. Vértes, E. M. Rizmayer

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The potential and concentration dependence of the adsorption of glycollic acid has been investigated on platinized platinum electrodes in 1 M HClO4 supporting electrolyte by a tracer method. The potential dependence of the adsorption is similar to that observed for acetic and oxalic acids and inorganic anions. Phenomena occurring in the course of the adsorption of alcohols cannot be observed. On the basis of this observation and therstudy of the concurrent adsorption with acetic acid it may be assumed that there is no interaction of the -OH group with the surface, i.e. the adsorbed glycollic acid is oriented to the surface with the -COOH group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 25 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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