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Author Sheela, B. ♦ Yegnaraman, V. ♦ Sandhyarani, N. ♦ Murty, KVGK ♦ Pradeep, T.
Source CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier BV
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Electrodics and Electrocatalysis
Abstract The formation of self-assembled monolayers (SAM) of 5,5%-dithiobis (2-nitrobenzoic acid), DNBA on gold has enabled further derivatization of the electrode surface with functional moieties anchored to the surface bound molecules. A SAM of DNBA was formed on the Au surface. Nickel ions tethered to the SAM-covered Au surface, were subsequently derivatized electrochemically to yield nickel hydroxide overlayers, thereby showing the possibility of preparing ultra-thin films of metal oxides through solution chemistry. The nickel hydroxide surface coverage obtained on bare and SAM-covered electrodes was estimated from voltammetric peaks and it varied from one monolayer to about 300 monolayers. The formation of a monolayer of nickel hydroxide has been achieved for the first time by electrochemical modification. Further, the modified electrodes were subjected to SERS and XPS studies to understand their surface characteristics. Modified electrodes provide a catalytic pathway involving nickel hydroxide for the electro-oxidation of glucose in alkaline solutions.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-01-01
Journal PeerReviewed