Ligand bridging in electrode reactions : the oxidation/reduction of cobalt/EDTA complex

Authors
Grant, George C.
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Aikens, David A.
Hollinger, Henry B.
Kapner, Robert S.
Richtol, H.H.
Wiedemeier, Heribert A.
Issue Date
1968-01
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Analytical chemistry
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PhD
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Abstract
Several chemical species which could cause interference with determination of the electrode reaction mechanismshave been investigated. It has been demonstrated that presence of certain Hg(II) species in the working electrode compartmentcan lead to strong interference, while certain platinum compounds,if present at the electrode surface, would lead to moderate interference. Mercury and platinum compounds catalyze the otherwise slow conversion of thermodynamically unstable CoYCl and CoYBr to the more stable CoY. The catalyzed conversion of the halide capture product to the thermodynamically stable, non-capture product is sufficiently fast to result in erroneous conclusions concerning the importance of ligand capture.
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January 1968
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Dept. of Chemistry
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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