Exploring the electrochemical behavior of screen printed graphite electrodes in a room temperature ionic liquid

Alicia Gomis-Berenguer, Maria Gómez-Mingot, Vicente Montiel, Antonio Canals, Thies Thiemann, Rashid O. Kadara, Craig E. Banks, Jesús Iniesta

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Abstract

Screen printed graphite electrodes (SPGEs) have been characterized in the room temperature ionic liquid 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate [C6MIM][PF6] by studying pertinent electrochemical parameters of the electroactive species ferrocene (Fc), 1,4-benzoquinone (BQ), 1,4-diphenyl-9,10-anthraquinone (AQ), tetracyclone (TC) and benzophenone-3 (BZ-3). Diffusion coefficients and kinetics calculations together with Digisim simulations for comparison were performed. Additionally, the reductive cyclovoltammograms of organic carbonyl containing BQ, AQ, TC and BZ-3 derivatives provided valuable information and comparison of the electrochemical reduction of the CO functional group in model molecules of different size, solubility and π-aryl aromaticity. Finally, potentialities for the electroanalytical measurement of BZ-3 at SPGEs via the room temperature ionic liquid [C6MIM][PF6] have been evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7735-7742
Number of pages8
JournalRSC Advances
Volume2
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 14 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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