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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 207–211 | Cite as

Studies in Kolbe electrosynthesis. I. Electrolysis of capric acid

  • V. G. Gurjar
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Abstract

A study of the various parameters affecting the Kolbe electro-synthesis reaction with capric acid has shown that amongst the water-solvent systems studied, a mixture of 30 vol.% of 2-methoxy ethanol with water is superior. The necessary conductance could be readily maintained by using potassium carbonate. The desirable conditions under which capric acid could be converted to the expected reaction product, ‘octadecane’, have been established. Continuous electrolysis was possible and yields of the order of 90% were readily achieved.

Keywords

Potassium Physical Chemistry Potassium Carbonate Capric Acid Octadecane 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Gurjar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia

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