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Electrocatalysis in Photochemically Activated Electropolymerized Thin Films

Moss, John A. and Leasure, Robert M. and Meyer, Thomas J. (2000) Electrocatalysis in Photochemically Activated Electropolymerized Thin Films. Inorganic Chemistry, 39 (6). pp. 1052-1058. ISSN 0020-1669. doi:10.1021/ic990235f.

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In reductively electropolymerized thin films of poly-cis-[Ru(vbpy)_2(py)_2](PF_6)_2 (“vbpy” is 4-methyl-4‘-vinyl-2,2‘-bipyridine and “py” is pyridine), on glassy carbon electrodes, photochemical ligand loss with aqueous HClO_4 in the external solution occurs to give poly-cis-[Ru(vbpy)_2(OH_2)_2](ClO_4)_2, but the efficiency of ligand loss is greatly decreased compared to the efficiency in solution. In cyclic voltammograms of films containing the aqua complex, there is evidence for both Ru^(III/II) and higher oxidation state Ru^(IV/III), Ru^(V/IV), and Ru^(VI/V) couples. The redox chemistry of the resulting films is dictated by the film structure and can be controlled by varying the electropolymerization conditions and external solution composition. The oxidation of alcohols by these higher oxidation state couples has been investigated electrochemically.

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Additional Information:© 2000 American Chemical Society. Received February 25, 1999. Publication Date (Web): February 23, 2000. This work was supported by the U. S. Army Research Office under Grant DAAH04-95-0144 and by the National Science Foundation under Grant CHE-9503738.
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Official Citation:Electrocatalysis in Photochemically Activated Electropolymerized Thin Films John A. Moss, Robert M. Leasure, and Thomas J. Meyer Inorganic Chemistry 2000 39 (6), 1052-1058 DOI: 10.1021/ic990235f
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