Accession Number:

AD0655271

Title:

VOLTAMMETRIC STUDIES OF NON-AQUEOUS SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-31 Dec 66,

Corporate Author:

TRW SYSTEMS REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

Voltammetric studies of the reduction of organic compounds in organic solvents were undertaken as part of a program to develop high-energy density organic electrolyte batteries. Cyclic voltammetry was used as a major diagnostic tool for evaluating organic oxidizing agents as possible high-energy density cathode materials, and to elucidate the mechanisms of a heterogeneous electron transfer and any homogeneous follow-up chemical reactions. The report covers the study of various nitroaromatic compounds, cyclic voltammetric current-potential curves and their interpretation are presented for a number of selected nitroaromatic compounds. The effects of methyl-, halo-, and hydroxy-groups on the electroreduction process were demonstrated. Compounds studied included m- and p-dinitrobenzene, 2,5-dinitrophenol, m-dinitrotoluene, 1-chloro-2,6-dinitrobenzene and nitroalkanes. The addition of lithium ions was shown to have a beneficial effect on organic reductions under selected conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE