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Recent Findings from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Has Provided New Information about Alcohols [Facile preparation of beta-Ni(OH)(2)-NiCo2O4...

July 7, 2014



Recent Findings from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Has Provided New Information about Alcohols [Facile preparation of beta-Ni(OH)(2)-NiCo2O4 hybrid nanostructure and its application in the electro-catalytic oxidation of methanol]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- A new study on Alcohols is now available. According to news reporting from Kolkata, India, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A surfactant-free synthetic methodology is reported for the preparation of beta-Ni(OH)(2)-NiCo2O4 hybrid nanostructure. For comparative study, beta-Ni(OH)(2)-NiO, beta-Ni(OH)(2)-Co3O4, NiCo2O4, NiO, Co3O4, and beta-Ni(OH)(2) were also synthesized."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, "Materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, nitrogen sorption, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The electrochemical oxidation of methanol is investigated at beta-Ni(OH)(2)-NiCo2O4 modified electrode in the alkaline medium using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometry methods. A detailed investigation is made for the electro-catalytic oxidation of methanol by varying several reaction parameters such as potential scan rate, methanol concentration, etc."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Mechanism of methanol oxidation is proposed based on the CV and double steps chronoamperometry studies. beta-Ni(OH)(2)-NiCo2O4 modified electrode exhibited comparatively higher electro-catalytic activity in the methanol oxidation when compared to other modified electrodes investigated in this study."

For more information on this research see: Facile preparation of beta-Ni(OH)(2)-NiCo2O4 hybrid nanostructure and its application in the electro-catalytic oxidation of methanol. Electrochimica Acta, 2014;130():368-380. Electrochimica Acta can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England (see also Alcohols).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.U.A. Prathap, Saha Inst Nucl Phys, Kolkata 700064, India. Additional authors for this research include B. Satpati and R. Srivastava.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Kolkata, Alcohols, Methanol

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