FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY
Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, 15 Mar-14 Jun 1966
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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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.
- Physical Chemistry