Renuka , R. (2000) 2-Nitrophenylpyruvic acid as a cathode material in a magnesium/zinc-based primary battery. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 30. pp. 483-490. ISSN 0021-891X

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The e�ciency of 2-nitrophenylpyruvic acid as a cathode material in a magnesium/zinc based primary battery is examined. The discharge performance of the cell is investigated under di�erent parametric variations such as temperature, nature of electrolyte, current drain and zeolite modi®cation. A 7e reduction seems to be responsible for the electrochemical reaction causing the reduction of 2-nitrophenylpyruvic acid to an indole intermediate which is oxidatively cleaved to form anthranilic acid as the end-of-discharge product. Participation of oxygen in the reduction process is indicated. The discharge capacity is 1.03 Ah gÿ1, the highest value ever observed in organic batteries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2-nitrophenylpyruvic acid; 2-nitrophenylpyruvic acid cathode; organic battery
Subjects: Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 12:27
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 12:27

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