I need an inert anode to perform some electrolysis. I've tried graphite, which works to some extent, however I want to upgrade to titanium, which is pretty reasonably priced, and will perform better than the graphite.
My question is whether there is a difference between "Titanium oxide electrodes" and plain titanium. Does a titanium dioxide electrode need to be specially treated to give it more inert characteristics, or does the oxide layer form naturally on the titanium?
I ask because I have seen this type of electrode classified as a Mixed Metal Oxide (MMO) electrode, but I have also seen some say that titanium is inert on its own. I would like to now whether plain titanium is a viable electrode so I don't end up buying some that ends up corroding quickly during electrolysis!!
Any information in this subject would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!