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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 209–215 | Cite as

Mediated electrosynthesis with cerium (IV) in methanesulphonic acid

  • R. M. Spotnitz
  • R. P. Kreh
  • J. T. Lundquist
  • P. J. Press
Article

Abstract

Methanesulphonic acid has been found to solubilize the Ce(III)/Ce(IV) couple. This makes cerium mediated electrosynthesis practical for commercial production of several carbonyl compounds. Results are presented for the electrochemical generation of Ce(IV) in methanesulphonic acid and for naphthalene oxidation to 1,4-naphthoquinone using Ce(IV).

Keywords

Oxidation Physical Chemistry Carbonyl Cerium Naphthalene 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Spotnitz
    • 1
  • R. P. Kreh
    • 1
  • J. T. Lundquist
    • 1
  • P. J. Press
    • 1
  1. 1.W. R. Grace & CompanyColumbiaUSA

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