Tuning solute redox potentials by varying the anion component of room temperature ionic liquids

Linhongjia Xiong, Ai M. Fletcher, Stephen G. Davies, Sarah E. Norman, Christopher Hardacre, Richard G. Compton

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The electrode potentials for the two one electron oxidations of 1,2-diferrocenylethylene (bisferrocene, BF) were studied relative to that of the one electrode oxidation of decamethylferrocene in a variety of RTILs. The difference in these potentials was found to be very sensitive to the anion component of the ionic liquid showing the scope of these solutes as 'designer media' to tune the thermodynamic properties of solutes dissolved in them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5784-5786
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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