Electrochemical behavior of titanium ions in various molten alkali chlorides

Jianxun Song, Jiusan Xiao, Hongmin Zhu

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Cyclic voltammetry and square wave voltammetry were performed for TiCl3 at 1023 K, in molten LiCl, LiCl-KCl, NaCl-CsCl and CsCl, respectively. The anodic process from Ti(III) to Ti(IV) is a simple reversible process in all the alkali chloride melts. Ti(III) can be reduced directly to Ti in one step, in CsCl, while Ti(II) will appear before Ti in LiCl, LiCl-KCl and NaCl-CsCl. The electrode potentials of redox couples of titanium species decrease with the decrease of the polarization power of solvent alkali ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E321-E325
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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