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Title: Electrolytic method to make alkali alcoholates using ion conducting alkali electrolyte/separator

Alkali alcoholates, also called alkali alkoxides, are produced from alkali metal salt solutions and alcohol using a three-compartment electrolytic cell. The electrolytic cell includes an anolyte compartment configured with an anode, a buffer compartment, and a catholyte compartment configured with a cathode. An alkali ion conducting solid electrolyte configured to selectively transport alkali ions is positioned between the anolyte compartment and the buffer compartment. An alkali ion permeable separator is positioned between the buffer compartment and the catholyte compartment. The catholyte solution may include an alkali alcoholate and alcohol. The anolyte solution may include at least one alkali salt. The buffer compartment solution may include a soluble alkali salt and an alkali alcoholate in alcohol.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Sandy, UT
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1034303
Report Number(s):
8,075,758
US patent application 11/611,054
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-06GO86036
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Ceramatec, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY