• V Yegnaraman

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    • Molecular-level functionalization of electrode surfaces. An overview

      V Yegnaraman

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      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.

    • Characteristics of redox systems on self-assembled monolayer-covered electrodes

      Sheela Berchmans V Yegnaraman G Prabhakara Rao

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      Electrochemical studies on gold electrodes covered with self-assembled monolayers (SAM) of aminoethane thiol (AET), mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT) and octadecyl mercaptan (ODM) have been carried out using cyclic voltammetry. Study of the influence of these monolayers on the double layer capacity of the interfaces involving the Au/SAM electrodes and of the electron transfer kinetics of chosen redox reaction probes, viz., Fe(CN)64−/3−, Fe2+/3+, hydroquinone/quinone(H2 Q/Q) and Cu underpotential deposition, offers a wealth of information that can throw light on the role of SAMs in allowing/moderating/blocking the electron transfer at such interfaces. These details are presented and discussed in the paper.

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