Coated Electrodes for Asymmetric Electrochemical Cells
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
The use of polymer-coated surfaces in electrochemical devices provides a surface which is stable and has some selectivity. The absorption of organic molecules on active surfaces produces a variety of effects which render the surface ineffective. This is true both for electrodes and for heterogeneous catalysts. It is advantageous to modify a surface as a means of introducing control of the surface reactions. This control can result from selectivity based on stereochemistry, molecular geometry, and the nature of the functional group. The use of such an electrode produces an asymmetric electrochemical cell where only the desired reactions occur.