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Dechlorination of monochlorobenzene by using electrochemical method

Abdul Jalil, Aishah and Tokuda, Masao (2004) Dechlorination of monochlorobenzene by using electrochemical method. In: Annual Fundamental Science Seminar 2004 (AFSS 2004), 14-15 June 2004, Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, UTM. (Submitted)



A new dechlorination system was carried out by electrolysis of a N, N-dimethylformamide solution containing a supporting electrolyte in a one-compartment cell fitted with a platinum cathode and a metal anode. Monochlorobenzene as a substrate was dechlorinated to benzene in this system, and the product was analyzed by gas chromatograph. Effect of temperature, type of anode material and solvent was investigated and it was also found that the rate and current efficiency for the benzene production were greatly improved when naphthalene was used as a mediator. In the Presence of naphthalene, the reduction of chlorobenzene occurs indirectly compared to its direct reduction at the platinum cathode to give complete dechlorination.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dechlorination, monochlorobenzene electrolysis, mediator, naphthalene.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:5236
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:06 Mar 2008 03:42
Last Modified:10 Sep 2017 06:42

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