Accession Number:

ADA279821

Title:

Chemically Modified Electrodes

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

We learn that the field of chemically-modified electrodes involves attaching specific molecules to the surfaces of conventional inert electrodes. We also discover the two major reasons for wanting to attach molecules to electrode surfaces. One objective is to obtain fundamental information about the mechanism of electron transfer at electrode surfaces. The second objective is to impart to the electrode surface some chemical specificity not available at the unmodified electrode. For example, the modified electrode might catalyze a specific chemical reaction. Alternatively, the modified electrode might be able to recognize a specific molecule present in a contacting solution phase. Modified electrodes, Electrochemistry, Electroanalytical chemistry.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE