The direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide has been for about 20 years a hot topic in “green” catalysis. Several methods, which are well established to measure the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in water are also applied to the analysis of reaction mixtures from the direct synthesis of H2O2. However, this step could not be always straightforward, because these mixtures contain almost invariably organic solvents and, sometimes, selectivity enhancers which can interfere in some, at the least, of the most popular titrimetric methods. This work presents a comparative investigation of iodometry, cerimetry, permanganometry (titrimetric methods) and spectrophotometric analysis of TiIV/H2O2 adduct, as applied to analysis of hydrogen peroxide produced by its direct synthesis. They account for more than 90 % of the competent literature since 2000. Their pros and cons are highlighted to provide a guideline for the choice of the best possible method of analysis and for the comparison of catalytic results assessed in different ways in the context of the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide.

Comparing Catalysts of the Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide in Organic Solvent: is the Measure of the Product an Issue?

Sandri F.;Danieli M.;Zecca M.;Centomo P.
2021

Abstract

The direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide has been for about 20 years a hot topic in “green” catalysis. Several methods, which are well established to measure the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in water are also applied to the analysis of reaction mixtures from the direct synthesis of H2O2. However, this step could not be always straightforward, because these mixtures contain almost invariably organic solvents and, sometimes, selectivity enhancers which can interfere in some, at the least, of the most popular titrimetric methods. This work presents a comparative investigation of iodometry, cerimetry, permanganometry (titrimetric methods) and spectrophotometric analysis of TiIV/H2O2 adduct, as applied to analysis of hydrogen peroxide produced by its direct synthesis. They account for more than 90 % of the competent literature since 2000. Their pros and cons are highlighted to provide a guideline for the choice of the best possible method of analysis and for the comparison of catalytic results assessed in different ways in the context of the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide.
2021
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