Appropriately dealing with real surface area evaluation in organic electrocatalysis implies working mostly in organic media, and, above all, adopting molecular probes. Their selection is not straightforward, implying preliminary knowledge of the structural and mechanistic effects possibly modulating the probe molecule's perspective of the electrode surface. Taking the electrocatalytic reduction of organic bromides on polycrystalline silver as a model process, we propose a stepwise approach to the evaluation of catalytic active surface areas, relative to a non-catalytic reference one, particularly focusing on the modulating effects of the bulkiness and reactivity of the probe molecules.

Real surface area of catalytic silver electrodes : the "subjective" molecular probe perspective / S. Altomonte, L. Falciola, P.R. Mussini, S. Trasatti, A. Gennaro, A.A. Isse. - In: RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY. - ISSN 1023-1935. - 44:1(2008), pp. 104-112. [10.1007/s11175-008-1015-8]

Real surface area of catalytic silver electrodes : the "subjective" molecular probe perspective

L. Falciola;P.R. Mussini;S. Trasatti;
2008

Abstract

Appropriately dealing with real surface area evaluation in organic electrocatalysis implies working mostly in organic media, and, above all, adopting molecular probes. Their selection is not straightforward, implying preliminary knowledge of the structural and mechanistic effects possibly modulating the probe molecule's perspective of the electrode surface. Taking the electrocatalytic reduction of organic bromides on polycrystalline silver as a model process, we propose a stepwise approach to the evaluation of catalytic active surface areas, relative to a non-catalytic reference one, particularly focusing on the modulating effects of the bulkiness and reactivity of the probe molecules.
Molecular probes; Organic electrocatalysis; Organic halides reduction; Polycrystalline silver electrodes; Real surface area
Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica
Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica
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