A zinc-quinone battery for paired hydrogen peroxide electrosynthesis

Sarvajith Malali Sudhakara, Zahid Manzoor Bhat, Mruthyunjayachari Chattanahalli Devendrachari, Alagar Raja Kottaichamy, Mahesh Itagi, Ravikumar Thimmappa, Fasiulla Khan, Harish Makri Nimbegondi Kotresh, Musthafa Ottakam Thotiyl

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Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide is a commodity chemical with immense applications as an environmentally benign disinfectant for water remediation, a green oxidant for synthetic chemistry and pulp bleaching, an energy carrier molecule and a rocket propellant. It is typically synthesized by indirect batch anthraquinone process, where sequential hydrogenation and oxidation of anthraquinone molecules generates H2O2. This highly energy demanding catalytic sequence necessitates the advent of new reaction pathways with lower energy expenditure. Here we demonstrate a Zn-quinone battery for paired H2O2 electrosynthesis at the three phase boundary of its cathodic half-cell during electric power generation. The catalytic quinone half-cell of the Zn-quinone battery, mediates proton coupled electron transfer with molecular oxygen during its chemical regeneration thereby pairing peroxide electrosynthesis with electricity generation. Hydrogen peroxide synthesizing Zn-quinone battery (HPSB) demonstrated a peak power density of ~90 mW/cm2 at a peak current density of ~145 mA/cm2 while synthesizing ~230 mM of H2O2. HPSB offers immense opportunities as it distinctly couples electric power generation with peroxide electrosynthesis which in-turn transforms energy conversion in batteries truly multifunctional.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-330
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Volume559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2020

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Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide
Zinc
Electric power generation
Peroxides
Anthraquinones
Disinfectants
Molecules
Molecular oxygen
Phase boundaries
Propellants
Rockets
Bleaching
Remediation
Oxidants
Energy conversion
Hydrogenation
Pulp
Protons
Current density

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Sudhakara, S. M., Bhat, Z. M., Devendrachari, M. C., Kottaichamy, A. R., Itagi, M., Thimmappa, R., ... Thotiyl, M. O. (2020). A zinc-quinone battery for paired hydrogen peroxide electrosynthesis. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 559, 324-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2019.10.031
Sudhakara, Sarvajith Malali ; Bhat, Zahid Manzoor ; Devendrachari, Mruthyunjayachari Chattanahalli ; Kottaichamy, Alagar Raja ; Itagi, Mahesh ; Thimmappa, Ravikumar ; Khan, Fasiulla ; Kotresh, Harish Makri Nimbegondi ; Thotiyl, Musthafa Ottakam. / A zinc-quinone battery for paired hydrogen peroxide electrosynthesis. In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 2020 ; Vol. 559. pp. 324-330.
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Sudhakara SM, Bhat ZM, Devendrachari MC, Kottaichamy AR, Itagi M, Thimmappa R et al. A zinc-quinone battery for paired hydrogen peroxide electrosynthesis. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 2020 Feb 1;559:324-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2019.10.031