Electrochemical Studies in Aluminum Chloride Melts.
Final rept. 1 Jan 71-28 Feb 75,
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
Pagination or Media Count:
Fundamental electrochemical studies of a variety of solute species, both inorganic and organic, have been carried out in aluminum halide based melts, mainly the AlCl3NaCl 11 system, but also in the room temperature melt, ethylpyridinium bromide - AlCl3 12. Chemical equilibrium measurements have been made to determine the solvent equilibrium in the AlCl3-NaCl system. Several metal ions - species of Fe, Cu and Ag - have been studied in the melt as well as a number of organic amines. The oxidation of tetramethylbenzidine has been studied in detail and a mechanism developed. The electrochemical behavior of benzoquinone and tetrachloroquinone has also been studied employing chronoamperometric, pulsed voltammetric, cylcic voltammetric rotating disc and coulometric techniques. Studies of nitrogen oxides, sulfur and molybdenum oxides have also been carried out in the AlCl3-NaCl system. The oxidation of hexamethylbenzene has also been studied in the room-temperature melt and the products identified as penta- or tetra methylbenzene and diphenylmethane.
- Physical Chemistry