Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 231–239 | Cite as

Carbon electrodes: Part 2. The anodic oxidation of N-propylamine

  • M. P. J. Brennan
  • O. R. Brown


The anodic oxidation of a primary aliphatic amine, n-propylamine, has been studied at electrodes of vitreous carbon and pyrolytic graphite. The electrode reaction has been found to differ greatly for the two materials, as evidenced by the voltammetric behaviour at rotating disc electrodes and the results of preparative electrolyses. The observations at the vitreous carbon electrode are in agreement with the mechanism proposed by Mann and Barnes for the oxidation of propylamine at a stationary platinum electrode. A novel mechanism is proposed for the oxidation at a pyrolytic graphite anode.


Oxidation Graphite Platinum Anodic Oxidation Platinum Electrode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. J. Brennan
    • 1
  • O. R. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrochemistry Research Laboratories, Department of Physical ChemistryThe UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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