Electrochemical behavior of a macrocyclic diimine crown ether: 2,3,11,12-dibenzo-5,9-diaza-4,9(10)-cis-diimino-1,13-dioxacyclopentadecane


Solak A., Yilmaz S. , Kilic Z.

JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.408, pp.119-124, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 408
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0022-0728(96)04524-x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-124

Abstract

A macrocyclic diimine crown ether, 2,3,11,12-dibenzo-5,9-diaza-4,9(10)-cis-diimino-1,13-dioxacyclopentadecane (O-en-N-tn), was synthesized and its electrochemical behavior reported. Reduction of -C=N- bonds was studied in an ethyl alcohol + water mixture (1:5 v/v) using sampled current polarographic, differential pulse polarographic, cyclic voltammetric, chronoamperometric and chronocoulometric techniques. A mechanism for the electrode reaction was proposed. The diffusion coefficient, heterogeneous rate constant and transfer coefficient of the electrode reaction were determined by choronoamperometric measurements. Adsorptional characteristics of the O-en-N-tn molecule on a mercury electrode were studied and the amount of molecules adsorbed was found to be of the order of 10(-12) mol cm(-2).