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Determination of heterogeneous electron-transfer kinetics of decamethylferrocene at low temperatures (120 K < T < 200 K) by a.c. impedance

Abstract : Low-temperature heterogeneous electron-transfer kinetics of decamethylferrocene obtained from a.c. impedance analysis are reported. The experiments have been performed for 120 K < T < 200 K with a gold working electrode in two different electrolyte solution mixtures containing equal amounts of decamethylferrocene and decamethylferricinium, tetrafluoroborate: 7:1:16 (v:v:v) tetrahydrofuran/2-methyltetrahydrofuran/ethylchloride with lithium tetrafluoroborate, and 1:2 (v:v) butyronitrile/ethylchloride with tetrabutylammonium perchlorate. Values of standard rate constants for each temperature have been evaluated by fitting the experimental a.c. impedance spectra with a simple RC parallel circuit in the middle frequency part of complex-plane plots. The analysis of Arrhenius plots, corrected from solvent dynamics (In k(0)T(1/2) vs T-1), for the range of temperatures studied yields the free activation energy Delta G* and the pre-exponential factor A' for the two solvents mixtures (respectively 18.22 kJ mol(-1) and 1140 cm s(-1) in the tetrahydrofuran-based solvent system, 22.53 U mol(-1) and 2618 cm s(-1) in the butyronitrile-based solvent system). The very slight discrepancies between the experimental results and theoretical values calculated from the solvent dielectric continuum model are discussed. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Nicolas Le Poul, Stephen J. Green, Yves Le Mest. Determination of heterogeneous electron-transfer kinetics of decamethylferrocene at low temperatures (120 K < T < 200 K) by a.c. impedance. Journal of electroanalytical chemistry and interfacial electrochemistry, Elsevier, 2006, 596 (1), pp.47--56. ⟨10.1016/j.jelechem.2006.07.005⟩. ⟨hal-01175775⟩

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