Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2005, 70, 2027-2037

A Comparative Study of Adsorption of Aliphatic Amines at a Gold Electrode

Teresa Łuczak

Department of Chemistry, A. Mickiewicz University, Grunwaldzka 6, PL-60-780 Poznań, Poland


Adsorption of aliphatic amines (C1-C4) at the gold electrode was studied by tensammetry. It has been established that the experimental dependence between the gold surface coverage (Θ) and the bulk amine concentration (cA) fits satisfactorily both by the Frumkin and Flory-Huggins isotherms. The standard Gibbs energy of adsorption, ∆G°ad at Emax for Θ < 0.8 has been found to increase in the order methylamine < ethylamine < propylamine < butylamine. This is rationalised in terms of surface-adsorbate, adsorbate-adsorbate and adsorbate-solvent interactions.

Keywords: Amines; Adsorption; Gold electrode; Electrochemistry; Tensammetry; Thermodynamics.

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