Thirunakaran, R. and Vasudevan, S. and Sivashanmugam, A. and Gopukumar, S. (2005) Electrochemical behaviour of mono-chloronitrobenzene as cathode material for magnesium reserve batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 148. pp. 112-115.

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Mono-chloronitrobenzene (MCNB) is investigated as a cathode material for magnesium reserve batteries that use a magnesium anode and a 2Mmagnesium perchlorate aqueous electrolyte. The composition of the conducting material (acetylene black) in the cathode mix is optimized to obtain better electrochemical performance. The reduction mechanism of mono-chloronitrobenzene is examined by means of cyclic voltammetry using a glassy carbon electrode. Discharge studies at different current drains indicate thatMg–MCNBcells exhibit the highest Coulombic efficiency (86%) at a current drain of 100 mA. The reduction of MCNB to mono-chloroaniline is irreversible and diffusion-controlled.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mono-chloronitrobenzene; Cathodes; Magnesium reserve batteries; Efficiency
Subjects: Electrochemical Power Sources
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 06:04
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 06:04

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