• A new Cd(II)-containing ionic liquid: Synthesis, characterization and electrocatalysis

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      Metal-containing ionic liquid; cadmium chloride; crystal structure; electrocatalysis.

    • Abstract


      The present work reports on the synthesis, characterization and performance of a new metal-containing ionic liquid [(C4H9)2-bta][(C4H9-bta)CdCl3] (bta = benzotriazole) as electrocatalyst for hydrogen peroxide reduction. The structure of the Cd(II)-containing ionic liquid (Cd-IL) has been characterized by X-ray crystallography, IR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. The molecule contains one 1,3-dibutyl-benzotriazolium cation and an anionic Cd coordination entry. The electrochemical property of Cd-IL bulk-modified carbon paste electrode (Cd-IL/CPE) has been studied by cyclic voltammetry. The Cd-IL has functions both as a binder and an electrocatalyst. The Cd-IL/CPE shows good electrocatalytic activity towards the reduction of hydrogen peroxide.

    • Author Affiliations


      Ruirui Zhuang1 Fangfang Jian1 Kefei Wang1

      1. New Materials and Function Coordination Chemistry Laboratory, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao Shandong 266042, P.R. China
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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