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Electrochemical deprotonation of phosphate on stainless steel

Da Silva, Serge and Basséguy, Régine and Bergel, Alain Electrochemical deprotonation of phosphate on stainless steel. (2004) Electrochimica Acta, 49 (26). 4553-4561. ISSN 0013-4686

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2004.04.039


Voltammetric experiments performed in phosphate buffer at constant pH 8.0 on platinum and stainless steel revealed clear reduction currents, which were correlated to the concentrations of phosphate. On the basis of the reactions proposed previously, a model was elaborated, assuming that both H2PO4 and HPO4 2 underwent cathodic deprotonation, and including the acid–base equilibriums. A kinetic model was derived by analogy with the equations generally used for hydrogen evolution. Numerical fitting of the experimental data confirmed that the phosphate species may act as an efficient catalyst of hydrogen evolution via electrochemical deprotonation. This reaction may introduce an unexpected reversible pathway of hydrogen formation in the mechanisms of anaerobic corrosion. The possible new insights offered by the electrochemical deprotonation of phosphate in microbially influenced corrosion was finally discussed.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:The original publication is available on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00134686
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Bioprocédés et systèmes microbiens (BioSyM)
Deposited On:14 Feb 2008 13:53

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