Sheela, B. and Yegnaraman, V. and Sandhyarani, N. and Murty, K.V.G.K. and Pradeep, T. (1999) Formation of a nickel hydroxide monolayer on Au through a self-assembled monolayer of 5,5%-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid):voltammetric, SERS and XPS investigations of the modified electrodes. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 468. pp. 170-179. ISSN 1572-6657

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The formation of self-assembled monolayers (SAM) of 5,5%-dithiobis (2-nitrobenzoic acid), DNBA on gold has enabled further derivatization of the electrode surface with functional moieties anchored to the surface bound molecules. A SAM of DNBA was formed on the Au surface. Nickel ions tethered to the SAM-covered Au surface, were subsequently derivatized electrochemically to yield nickel hydroxide overlayers, thereby showing the possibility of preparing ultra-thin films of metal oxides through solution chemistry. The nickel hydroxide surface coverage obtained on bare and SAM-covered electrodes was estimated from voltammetric peaks and it varied from one monolayer to about 300 monolayers. The formation of a monolayer of nickel hydroxide has been achieved for the first time by electrochemical modification. Further, the modified electrodes were subjected to SERS and XPS studies to understand their surface characteristics. Modified electrodes provide a catalytic pathway involving nickel hydroxide for the electro-oxidation of glucose in alkaline solutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-assembly; Surface modification; Voltammetry; SERS; XPS
Subjects: Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 09:20

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