Harish, S. and Joseph, J. and Phani, K.L.N. (2011) Interaction between gold (III) chloride and potassium hexacyanoferrate (II/III)—Does it lead to gold analogue of prussian blue? Electrochimica Acta, 56 (16). pp. 5717-5721. ISSN 0013-4686

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Prussian blue analogues are a class of compounds formed by the reaction between metal salt and potassium hexacyanoferrate (II/III). In our earlier report, the formation of Au@Prussian blue nano-composite was noticed on potential cycling the glassy carbon electrode in a medium containing gold (III) chloride and potassium hexacyanoferrate (III). Hence in this work, the formation of gold hexacyanoferrate was attempted by a simple chemical reaction. The reaction of gold (III) chloride with potassium hexacyanoferrate (II/III) was examined by UV–Vis spectroscopy and found that there is no redox reaction between gold (III) chloride and potassium hexacyanoferrate (III). However, the redox reaction occurs between gold (III) chloride and potassium hexacyanoferrate (II) leading to the formation of charge transfer band and the conversion of hexacyanoferrate (II) to hexacyanoferrate (III) was evidenced by the emergence of new absorption peaks in UV–Vis spectra. The oxidation state of gold in Au–Fe complex was found to be +1 from X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The stability of the Au–Fe complex was also studied by cyclic voltammetry. Cyclic voltammetric results indicated the presence of high spin iron in Au–Fe complex. Hence ‘as formed’ Au complex may be KFex[Au(CN)2]y. The results revealed that the formation of gold hexacyanoferrate was not feasible by simple chemical or electrochemical reaction in contrast to other Prussian blue analogues

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prussian blue; Interaction; Potassium ferrocyanide; Potassium ferricyanide; Gold (III) chloride
Subjects: Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 07:39
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 07:39
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2894

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