Vasudevan, D. (2000) Cyclic voltammetric studies on the electoreduction of peroxides in aprotic media. Bulletin of Electrochemistry , 16 (6). pp. 277-279. ISSN 0256-1654

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Cyclic voltammetric studies on the reduction of di-t-butylperoxide (t-BuOOBu-t) and t.butylhydroperoxide (t-BuOOH) have been carried out in three dipolar aprotic solvents, namely, dimethyl formamide (DMF), dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) and acetonitrile (AN), at a glassy carbon (gc) electrode. A single irreversible peak corresponding to a two-electron reduction of these peroxides to the corresponding alkoxides, is observed in each of the three solvents. The values of voltammetric peak potentials are compared in the three solvents. The reduction is observed to be diffusion limited for lower concentrations and adsorption limited at higher concentrations of the peroxide. Cyclic voltammetry is found useful for quantitative estimation of these peroxides with ± 1% accuracy, upto 10-4 M concentration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Di-t-butylperoxide; t.Butylhydroperoxide; cyclic voltammetry and aprotic media
Subjects: Electroorganic
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 07:11
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2012 07:11

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