Accession Number:

ADA109476

Title:

Permeation of Electroactive Solutes through Ultrathin Polymeric Films on Electrode Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL WILLIAM R KENAN JR LABS OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1981-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The rates of permeation of a series of electroactive solutes, bromide, ferrocene, benzoquinone, diquat, Rubpy2Cl2, Febpy2CN2, and Rubpy2pyCl have been measured through ultrathin, electrochemically polymerized films like poly-Ruvbpy3-2plus 2 valence. The films are coated on Pt disk electrodes. The permeabilities, expressed as PDS, pol, the product of a partition coefficient and a diffusion coefficients in the films, range from very fast bromide, greater than 4 X 10 to the -7 square centimeterssec.. The permeation rates vary linearly with films thickness this and the molecular size discrimination rule out transport through larger-than-molecular-dimensional channels and pinholes in the film. The film permeability process is described as membrane diffusion. Relatively pinhole-free films are preparable as thin as 20 - 40 angstroms. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE