Electrocatalytic Effect of Dioxygen Reduction at Glassy Carbon Electrode Modified with Schiff Base Co(II) Complexes

Schiff Base Co(II) 착물이 변성된 유리질 탄소전극에서 산소 환원의 전기촉매 효과

  • Received : 1998.08.11
  • Published : 1998.12.25

Abstract

Schiff base ligands such as $SOPDH_2$, $SNDH_2$, $EBNH_2$, and $PBNH_2$ and their Co(II) complexes such as [$Co(II)(SND)(H_2O)_2$], [$Co(II)(SOPD)(H_2O)_2$], [$Co(II)(EBN)(H_2O)$], and [$Co(II)(PBN)(H_2O)$] have been synthesized. The mole ratio of Shiff base ligand to cobalt(II) for the Co(II) complexes was found to be 1:1. Also these complexes have been configurated with hexa-coordination. Reduction of dioxygen was investigated by cyclic voltammetry at glassy carbon electrodes modified with Schiff base Co(II) complexes in 1 M KOH aqueous solution. At modified glassy carbon electrode with Schiff base Co(II) complexes, reduction peak current of oxygen was increased and peak potential was shifted to more positive direction compared to bare glassy carbon electrode. The electrokinetic parameters such as number of electron and exchange rate constant were calculated from the results of cyclic voltammogrms. The reduction of dioxygen at glassy carbon electrode has been $2e^-$ reaction pathway. Exchange rate constant at glassy carbon electrode modified with Co(II) complexes was increased 2~10 times compared to bare electrode.

Keywords

schiff base Co(II) complexes;cyclic voltammetry;exchange rate constant

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단