Electrochemical alcohol oxidation using a TEMPO nitroxide polymer as a homogeneous and surface-confined catalyst

Scott D. Place, Paul Kavanagh*

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Abstract

Polymers containing TEMPO moieties are effective catalysts for the electrochemical oxidation of alcohols. Such polymers, almost exclusively, are non-commercial and are prepared using multi-step synthetic procedures. Here we show that a commercially available TEMPO bearing polymer, Polyamine Immobilised Piperidinyl Oxyl (PIPO), is an effective homogeneous and surface-confined polymeric catalyst for electrochemical alcohol oxidation at carbonaceous electrodes. We probe electrolytic conditions for effective and stable electrocatalytic alcohol oxidation showing that dichloromethane (DCM), containing tetrabutylammonium perchlorate (TBAP) and N-methyl imidazole (NMI), is a suitable medium for homogeneous catalysis whilst carbonate buffer (pH 9.5) is better suited when PIPO is adsorbed at the electrode surface. These findings demonstrate the viability of PIPO as an effective and accessible catalyst for electrochemical alcohol oxidations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202300195
Number of pages12
JournalElectroanalysis
Early online date06 Feb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 06 Feb 2024

Keywords

  • TEMPO polymer
  • alcohol oxidation
  • electrochemical sensing
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • modified electrode

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