Carbon-Based Cerium(III)-Doped Lead Dioxide Anode
Electro-oxidation of chromium(III) to chromium(VI) was also carried out at the cerium doped lead dioxide electrode (area 30cm2) in a divided cell using 0.3 mM chromium(III) solution. Electrolysis was run for 20 hours and the electrolyte upon analysis by visible spectrophotometry yielded 77.4% conversion of chromium(III) to chromium(VI).
Figure 1: Anodic polarization curves: (a) bare carbon, (b) cerium(III)-doped lead dioxide and (c) cerium(III)-doped lead dioxide in 1.0 mM iso-propanol. Background electrolyte: 1.0 M sulphuric acid and E in volts vs. Ag/AgCl,Cl-
J. Kong, S. Shi, L. Kong, X. Zhua and J. Ni, Preparation and characterization of lead dioxide electrodes doped with different rare earth oxides, Electrochim. Acta, 53, 2048 (2007)