Redox potential of Mo(VI)/Mo in alkali borate melts

Takuya Nakanishi, Hideki Maekawa, Toshio Yokokawa

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Abstract

The redox potential of molybdenum oxides in alkali borate melts was studied using the cyclic voltammetry. In the Na 2O-B 2O 3 melts, where the Na 2O activity had been previously measured and the basicity was defined as pO= -log a (Na 2O), the redox potential corresponding to Mo(VI)/Mo shifted to the positive side as the melts became more acidic, linearly depending on the basicity of the solvent melts. We succeeded in quantitatively interpreting this behavior from a thermodynamic viewpoint. In other alkali borate melts, R 2O-B 2O 3 (R=Li, K and Cs), the redox potential shifted to the negative side when alkali was exchanged from lithium and potassium to cesium at the same composition. It is shown that the redox potential of Mo(VI)/Mo can be applicable to determine the basicity in high temperature melts in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-403
Number of pages5
Journalmaterials transactions, jim
Volume39
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar
Externally publishedYes

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Borates
Alkalies
borates
alkalies
Alkalinity
Molybdenum oxide
molybdenum oxides
Cesium
Lithium
cesium
Cyclic voltammetry
Potassium
potassium
lithium
Thermodynamics
thermodynamics
Oxidation-Reduction
Chemical analysis
Temperature

Keywords

  • Basicity scale of oxide melts
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Redox behavior of molybdenum (VI) ion
  • Thermodynamic treatment
  • Under-potential deposition

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Nakanishi, T., Maekawa, H., & Yokokawa, T. (1998). Redox potential of Mo(VI)/Mo in alkali borate melts. materials transactions, jim, 39(3), 399-403.

Redox potential of Mo(VI)/Mo in alkali borate melts. / Nakanishi, Takuya; Maekawa, Hideki; Yokokawa, Toshio.

In: materials transactions, jim, Vol. 39, No. 3, 03.1998, p. 399-403.

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Nakanishi, T, Maekawa, H & Yokokawa, T 1998, 'Redox potential of Mo(VI)/Mo in alkali borate melts', materials transactions, jim, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 399-403.
Nakanishi T, Maekawa H, Yokokawa T. Redox potential of Mo(VI)/Mo in alkali borate melts. materials transactions, jim. 1998 Mar;39(3):399-403.
Nakanishi, Takuya ; Maekawa, Hideki ; Yokokawa, Toshio. / Redox potential of Mo(VI)/Mo in alkali borate melts. In: materials transactions, jim. 1998 ; Vol. 39, No. 3. pp. 399-403.
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