Synthesis of propionic acid at a gold electrode by electrochemical technique

@inproceedings{Ahmad2010SynthesisOP,
  title={Synthesis of propionic acid at a gold electrode by electrochemical technique},
  author={Amirah binti Ahmad and Mohamed Rozali Othman},
  year={2010}
}
In recent years, catalytic properties of gold have played a major role in the chemistry of environmentally safe substances. In this study, propionic acid was synthesized using electrochemical oxidation on a gold plate electrode in potassium hydroxide. Five hours of electrochemical reaction at a constant voltage was carried out using the chronocuolometry method. Propionaldehyde was oxidized electrochemically to propionic acid as verified by the characterization data from high performance liquid… CONTINUE READING