By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Anions have been published. According to news reporting originating in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The electrocatalysis toward small molecules, especially small organic compounds, is of importance in a variety of areas. Nickel based materials such as nickel, its oxides, hydroxides as well as oxyhydroxides exhibit excellent electrocatalysis performances toward many small molecules, which are widely used for fuel cells, energy storage, organic synthesis, wastewater treatment, and electrochemical sensors for pharmaceutical, medical, food or environmental analysis."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai University, "Their electrocatalytic mechanisms are proposed from three aspects such as Ni(OH)(2)/NiOOH mediated electrolysis, direct electrocatalysis of Ni(OH)(2) or NiOOH. Under exposure to air or aqueous solution, two distinct layers form on the Ni surface with a Ni hydroxide layer at the air oxide interface and an oxide layer between the metal substrate and the outer hydroxide layer. The transformation from nickel or its oxides to hydroxides or oxyhydroxides could be further speeded up in the strong alkaline solution under the cyclic scanning at relatively high positive potential. The redox transition between Ni(OH)2 and NiOOH is also contributed to the electrocatalytic oxidation of Ni and its oxides toward small molecules in alkaline media."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "In addition, nickel based materials or nanomaterials, their preparations and applications are also overviewed here."
For more information on this research see: Electrocatalysis and electroanalysis of nickel, its oxides, hydroxides and oxyhydroxides toward small molecules. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 2014;53():428-439. Biosensors & Bioelectronics can be contacted at: Elsevier Advanced Technology, Oxford Fulfillment Centre The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Biosensors & Bioelectronics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405913)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.Q. Miao, Shanghai Univ Sci & Technol, Shanghai 200093, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Ouyang, S.L. Zhou, L. Xu, Z.Y. Yang, M.S. Xiao and R.Z. Ouyang (see also Anions).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Anions, Nickel, Shanghai, Alkalies, Hydroxides, Oxygen Compounds, Inorganic Chemicals, Transition Elements, People's Republic of China
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