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Yue-hua WEN


Effects of solution pH on the electrochemical behavior of tiron(sodium 4,5-dihydroxy-1,3-benzendisulfonic) couple(on a graphite electrode) were studied by cyclic voltammetry in aqueous solutions.It is shown that at pH<4,tiron exhibited a redox process at a relatively high potential with a good reversibility.A redox flow battery was formed employing tiron as the positive active species and V(III)/V(II) as the negative redox couple.In sulfuric acid medium,the coulombic efficiency of the tiron-V redox flow cell was more than 90% with a good cycle life.The decay in the cycle performance was minimal.Therefore,the feasibility of tiron as active materials for redox flow battery application is demonstrated.


tiron, redox flow battery, cyclic voltammetry, charge-discharge performance

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