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Electrochemical polymerisation of phenol in aqueous solution on a Ta/PbO2 anode

Belhadj Tahar, Noureddine and Abdelhedi, Ridha and Savall, André Electrochemical polymerisation of phenol in aqueous solution on a Ta/PbO2 anode. (2009) Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 39 (5). 663-669. ISSN 0021-891X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/S10800-008-9706-0


This paper deals with the treatment of aqueous phenol solutions using an electrochemical technique. Phenol can be partly eliminated from aqueous solution by electrochemically initiated polymerisation. Galvanostatic electrolyses of phenol solutions at concentration up to 0.1 mol dm−3 were carried out on a Ta/PbO2 anode. The polymers formed are insoluble in acidic medium but soluble in alkaline. These polymers were filtered and then dissolved in aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide (1 mol dm−3). The polymers formed were quantified by total organic carbon (TOC) measurement. It was found that the conversion of phenol into polymers increases as a function of initial concentration, anodic current density, temperature, and solution pH. The percentage of phenol polymerised can reach 15%.

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HAL Id:hal-03563365
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Sfax (TUNISIA)
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