Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2006, 71, 1371-1382

The Effect of Gold Oxide on Electrooxidation of Aliphatic Amines

Teresa Łuczak

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


The electrooxidation of aliphatic amines ranging from ethylamine to butylamine at the gold electrode in contact with an alkaline electrolyte solution has been described. The adsorptive behaviour of substrate molecules was identified by changes in the differential capacitance of the double layer at the electrode/solution interface. Subsequent stages of the oxidation process are proposed.

Keywords: Amines; Gold electrode; Electrochemistry; Electrocatalysis; Tensammetry; Voltammetry; Oxidations; Adsorption.

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