Accession Number:

AD0489266

Title:

FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, 15 Mar-14 Jun 1966

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1966-06-25

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The electrochemical oxidation of tributylphosphine in dimethylformamide solution containing sodium perchlorate as supporting electrolyte occurs at very positive potentials. A mechanism is proposed for this reaction which involves an initial one-electron abstraction followed by parallel catalytic and kinetic reactions. The electroreduction of tris-p-nitrophenyl phosphate has been studied by polarography, cyclic voltammetry, coulometry, and e. s. r. A mechanism for the reduction based on an initial two-electron reduction step, followed by cleavage to form 4,4-dinitrobiphenyl, is proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE