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Electrochemistry of 2,2'-Bipyridine Complexes of Cobalt in the Presence of Acrylonitrile

Margel, Shlomo and Smith, Wayne and Anson, Fred C. (1978) Electrochemistry of 2,2'-Bipyridine Complexes of Cobalt in the Presence of Acrylonitrile. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 125 (2). pp. 241-246. ISSN 0013-4651. doi:10.1149/1.2131421.

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The previously claimed (1) catalysis of the electroreduction of acrylonitrile by means of a complex of Co(I) and 2,2′‐bipyridine is shown to be erroneous. The “catalytic currents” result instead from the two‐electron reduction of a mixed complex of Co(I) acrylonitrile and 2,2′‐bipyridine. The equilibrium and forward rate constants for the formation of the mixed complex have been estimated and its spectrum is given. The behavior of a number of other vinyl monomers, which mimic acrylonitrile, is described.

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Additional Information:© 1978 Electrochemical Society. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation. Shlomo Margel gratefully acknowledges a Chaim Weizmann Fellowship. Manuscript received July 12, 1977. Revised manuscript received September 19, 1977. Any discussion of this paper will appear in a Discussion Section to be published in the December 1978 Journal. All discussions for the December 1978 Discussion Section should be submitted by Aug. 1, 1978. Publication costs of this article were assisted by the California Institute of Technology.
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Subject Keywords:electrochemical analysis; electrochemical electrodes; mercury compounds; modelling ; cobalt compounds; catalysis; mixed complexes; vinyl monomers
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Official Citation:Electrochemistry of 2,2′‐Bipyridine Complexes of Cobalt in the Presence of Acrylonitrile Shlomo Margel, Wayne Smith, and Fred C. Anson J. Electrochem. Soc. 1978 125(2): 241-246; doi:10.1149/1.2131421
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