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How many ferrocene units of multi-ferrocenyl complexes can react with the electrode?

  • Ruo-Xuan Gao
  • Yuan-Yuan Gao
  • Rui-Jun Xie
  • Li-Min HanEmail author
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Abstract

Ferrocenylcarboxylic acid Fe, Co, and Ni complexes were synthesized as model complexes to investigate how many ferrocene units of multi-ferrocenyl system can react with the electrode. The molecular structures of model complexes were characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction, the diffusion coefficient of the complexes and ferrocene was determined by the diffusion-ordered spectroscopy and Einstein–Stokes equation, the electrode reaction numbers of ferrocene units were determined by cyclic voltammetry and the Randles–Sevcik equation. A model of electrode reaction of multi-ferrocenyl system was proposed in this paper, which was used to explore how many ferrocene units of multi-ferrocenyl complexes can react with the electrode.

Keywords

Ferrocene Charge transfer Complex Electrode reaction model 

List of symbols

ip

Current maximum (A)

n

Number of electrons transferred in the redox process

A

Electrode area (cm2)

F

Faraday constant

D

Diffusion coefficient (cm2 s−1)

C

Concentration (mol cm−3)

ν

Scan rate (V s−1)

R

Gas constant

T

Temperature (°C)

K

Boltzmann constant

Greek letters

α

Molecular radius (Å)

η

Solution viscosity (m Pa s)

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (NCET-08-858) and the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC-21462029).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruo-Xuan Gao
    • 1
  • Yuan-Yuan Gao
    • 1
  • Rui-Jun Xie
    • 1
  • Li-Min Han
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering CollegeInner Mongolia University of TechnologyHohhotChina

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