Anodic oxidation of methanol at a Pt electrode in a hydrophobic room temperature ionic liquid

Yasushi Kunihiro, Yasushi Katayama, Takashi Miura

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Abstract

Anodic oxidation of methanol was investigated at a Pt electrode in 1-butyl-l-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide (BMPTFSA) room temperature ionic liquid. It was found that methanol can be oxidized electrochemically in the ionic liquid without water. The oxidation products were identified as dimethoxymethane and proton by gas chromatography and electrochemical measurements. The further oxidation of dimethoxymethane was also suggested by cyclic voltammetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-648
Number of pages2
JournalElectrochemistry
Volume77
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

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Keywords

  • Ionic liquid
  • Methanol oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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