The Ti/SnO2+Sb2O4/PbO2 electrode was prepared.The structure phase and valent state were characterized by means of XRD and XPS.The 2,2-dimethylolpropionic acid was synthesized on the Ti/SnO2+Sb2O4/PbO2 anode by direct electro-oxidation of 2,2-dimethylolpropionaldehyde.The product and crude material were analyzed by HPLC,the effects of the concentration of 2,2-dimethylolpropionaldehyde,pH,potential and reaction temperature were studied.The results showed that the optimum conditions were anode potential 1.8 V,pH=1,reaction temperature 15℃ and 2,2-dimethylolpropionaldehyde concentration 0.10mol/L.Under the optimum conditions,the selectivity of 36%,the current efficiency of 28% and the conversion of 58% were reached.The reported method provides a new route for the synthesis of 2,2-dimethylol propionic acid.


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