The heterogeneous catalytic redox behaviour of NiS x deposited electrodes was investigated with and without benzyl alcohol in KOH solution using cyclic voltammetry and linear sweep voltammetry. The limiting current density for benzyl alcohol oxidation on a NiS x electrode was 22 times larger than that on a polished nickel electrode. The experimental results in galvanostatic electrolysis using fractional factorial design showed that the main and interaction effects of benzyl alcohol concentration, temperature, and OH− concentration are the key variables influencing the selectivity of benzaldehyde formation during electrolysis.
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Wen, T., Lin, S. & Tsai, J. Electrooxidation of benzyl alcohol at high surface area nickel (NiS x ) electrodes in alkaline solution. J Appl Electrochem 24, 449–454 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00254158
- Cyclic Voltammetry
- Benzyl Alcohol
- Alcohol Concentration
- Fractional Factorial Design