Electroreduction Behavior of Acrylonitrile in BmimBF4
Electroreduction of acrylonitrile in ionic liquid BMimBF4 was studied to find a new green process for producing adiponitrile. Effects of cycling times, acrylonitrile concentration and water concentration were determined by cyclic voltammetry. One reduction peak of acrylonitrile was determined in first cycle and second reduction peak was determined after scanning 4th time. Currents of second reduction peak increased with adding scanning times. Peak current increased with increasing acrylonitrile concentration and water concentration. Peak potentials of voltammograms shifted to negative when increased acrylonitrile concentration, while it had reverse trend with increasing water concentration.
Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
L. Chen et al., "Electroreduction Behavior of Acrylonitrile in BmimBF4", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 581-582, pp. 309-312, 2012