• Molecular-level functionalization of electrode surfaces. An overview

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      Electrode/electrolyte interface; surface modification; molecular-level functionalization of electrodes

    • Abstract


      Electrochemical reactions occur at electrode/electrolyte interfaces. Hence, manipulation and design of electrochemical interfaces accompanied by surface modifications have assumed vital importance. Molecular level modification, either at the monolayer or multilayer level of electrode surfaces and leading to functionalization of electrodes, is being actively pursued by researchers. Modification based on the self-assembled monolayer approach has enabled electrodes to acquire molecular recognition and molecular electronic characteristics. Functionalization of electrode surfaces using polymeric materials and enzymes has facilitated electrodes in exhibiting properties like catalysis, molecular recognition, electrochromism and birefringence. The results of such molecular level functionalization studies of electrode surfaces carried out recently in our laboratories are presented in this overview. Besides, some representative results reported from elsewhere are also included.

    • Author Affiliations


      V Yegnaraman1

      1. Electrodics and Electrocatalysis Division, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi - 630 006, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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