Highly Selective Oxidation of Carbohydrates in an Efficient Electrochemical Energy Converter: Cogenerating Organic Electrosynthesis.
Author(s) Holade Y; Servat K; Napporn TW; Morais C; Berjeaud JM; Kokoh KB
Publication year 2016
Publication name ChemSusChem [ChemSusChem] 2016 Feb 08; Vol. 9 (3), pp. 252-63. Date of Electronic Publication:
Material typeAcademic journal

The selective electrochemical conversion of highly functionalized organic molecules into electricity, heat, and added-value chemicals for fine chemistry requires the development of highly selective, durable, and low-cost catalysts. Here, we propose an approach to make catalysts that can convert carbohydrates into chemicals selectively and produce electrical power and recoverable heat. A 100% Faradaic yield was achieved for the selective oxidation of the anomeric carbon of glucose and its related carbohydrates (C1-position) without any function protection. Furthermore, the direct glucose fuel cell (DGFC) enables an open-circuit voltage of 1.1 V in 0.5 m NaOH to be reached, a record. The optimized DGFC delivers an outstanding output power Pmax =2 mW cm(-2) with the selective conversion of 0.3 m glucose, which is of great interest for cogeneration. The purified reaction product will serve as a raw material in various industries, which thereby reduces the cost of the whole sustainable process. (© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.)

Keyword(s)Catalysis, Chemistry Techniques, Synthetic, Electrochemistry, Gold chemistry, Metal Nanoparticles chemistry, Oxidation-Reduction, Substrate Specificity, Bioelectric Energy Sources, Electricity, Glucose chemistry
Language(s)English

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