Electrocatalytic Degradation of Cellulose Using Lead Dioxide Anode

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A novel method of cellulose degradation is investigated in this paper. In this work, a three-electrode system, which contains a Pb/PbO2 anode, two copper cathodes and a reference saturated calomel electrode (SCE), is applied to electrocatalytic degradation of cellulose. The composition of the products in filtrate is characterized by phenol-sulfuric acid method, NMR and GC-MS. In addition, the solid sample is analyzed via Ubbelohde capillary viscometer and FT-IR spectra. The results suggest that it is effective to convert cellulose to soluble sugar, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) and other products by electrocatalytic method. The reaction mechanism of cellulose degradation is also discussed.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 233-235)

Edited by:

Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He

Pages:

1036-1039

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.233-235.1036

Citation:

D. F. Meng et al., "Electrocatalytic Degradation of Cellulose Using Lead Dioxide Anode", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 1036-1039, 2011

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May 2011

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