Electrochemistry of Hg(II) Salts in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids

Ninie Suhana Abdul Manan, Leigh Aldous, Y. Alias, R.G. Compton, Cristina Lagunas-Castedo, Christopher Hardacre

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The electrochemistry of HgCl(2) and [Hg(NTf(2))(2)] ([NTf(2)](-) = bis-{(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl}imide) has been studied in room temperature ionic liquids. It has been found that the cyclic voltammetry of Hg(II) is strongly dependent on a number of factors (e.g., concentration, anions present in the mixture, and nature of the working electrode) and differs from that found in other media. Depending on conditions, the cyclic voltammetry of Hg(II) can give rise to one, two, or four reduction peaks, whereas the reverse oxidative scans show two to four peaks. Diffuse reflectance UV-vis spectroscopy and X-ray powder diffraction have been used to aid the assignment of the voltammetric waves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2574-2581
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number11
Early online date28 Feb 2011
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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