Extended electrochemical windows made accessible by room temperature ionic liquid/organic solvent electrolyte systems

M.C. Buzzeo, Christopher Hardacre, R.G. Compton

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Abstract

The electrochemical windows of acetonitrile solutions doped with 0.1 m concentrations of several ionic liquids were examined by cyclic voltammetry at gold and platinum microelectrodes. These results were compared with those observed in the commonly used 0.1 m tetrabutylammonium perchlorate/acetonitrile system as well as with neat ionic liquids. The use of a trifluorotris(pentofluoroethyl)phosphate-based ionic liquid, specifically, as supporting electrolyte in acetonitrile solutions affords a wider anodic window, which is attributed to the high stability of the anionic component of these intrinsically conductive and thermally robust compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-180
Number of pages5
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume7 (1)
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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