Electrochemical and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic study of the aqueous oxidation of quadricyclane and nortricyclanol

Kevin White, Daniel A. Buttry

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The aqueous redox chemistry of quadricyclo(,6.03,5)heptane, commonly known as quadricyclane, and its environmentally important hydrolysis product, nortricyclanol, was investigated through the use of cyclic voltammetry, chronocoulometry, and rotating disk electrochemical methods. Oxidation of both compounds in aqueous environments yields polymeric films that rapidly foul the working electrode. A novel experimental approach was developed to circumvent the problems associated with the formation of the fouling films, which were further characterized using attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-271
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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