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Irreversible electrocatalytic reduction of V(V) to V(IV) using phosphomolybdic acid

Freund, Michael S. and Lewis, Nathan S. (1994) Irreversible electrocatalytic reduction of V(V) to V(IV) using phosphomolybdic acid. Inorganic Chemistry, 33 (8). pp. 1638-1643. ISSN 0020-1669.

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Although VO_22^+(aq) reduction is kinetically slow at glassy carbon and Pt electrodes, phosphomolybdic acid is shown to catalyze the electrochemical reduction of VO_2^+(aq) to VO_2^+(aq) in 1.0 M H_2SO_4(aq). A second-order rate constant of 33 M^(-1) s^(-1) was observed for this process. ^(31)P NMR spectra demonstrated that PMo_(11)VO_(40)^(4-) and PMo_(18)V_2O_(40)^(50-) were the dominant P-containing species under electrocatalytic conditions. The incorporation of V^V into the polyoxoanion led to a shift in potential from E^o(VO^(2+)(aq)/VO^(2+)(aq)) = +0.80 V vs Ag/AgCl for free V^V/V^(IV) to Eo' = +0.55 V vs Ag/AgCl for V^(V)/V^(Iv) bound in the heteropolyoxometalate (PMo_(11)VO_(40_^(4-)). This shift in formal potential corresponded to an equilibrium constant of 1.7 X 10^4 M^(-1) for preferential binding of V^V over V^(IV) by the heteropolyoxoanion. This negative shift in redox potential, combined with the slow electrochemical kinetics of free VO_2^+(aq) reduction and with the facile reaction of bound V^(IV) with free V^V in 1.0 M H_2SO_4(aq), resulted in the irreversible electrocatalytic reduction of VO_2^+(aq) to VO^(2+)(aq).

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Additional Information:© 1994 American Chemical Society. Received January 28, 1993. We acknowledge ARPA for support of this work and thank Professors F. C. Anson and J. E. Bercaw and Dr. J. Labinger of Caltech for helpful discussions and Dr. D. A. Keire for help with ^(31)P NMR. We also acknowledge Dr. J. Grate for generously supplying a preprint of ref 3d.
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Official Citation:Irreversible electrocatalytic reduction of V(V) to V(IV) using phosphomolybdic acid Michael S. Freund and Nathan S. Lewis Inorganic Chemistry 1994 33 (8), 1638-1643 DOI: 10.1021/ic00086a013
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