Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1994, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (05): 399-401.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19940505

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Microelectrode Voltammetry for the Study of C60

Li Nan-Qiang, He Wei-Jun, Gu Zhen-Nan, Zhou Xi-Huang, Sun Yi-Liang, Wu Yong-Qing   

  1. Department of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871
  • Received:1994-03-23 Revised:1994-04-09 Published:1994-05-15
  • Contact: Li Nan-Qiang


The microdisk electrode voltammetric behaviors of C_(60) are reported in this communication. This was accomplished by use of a mixed solvent system as Acetonotrile:Xylene=1:4 and a supporting electrolyte as 0.1 mol·L~(-1) Bu_4NPF_6. Au, Pt and Hg (Pt) were used as working electrode. In this new conditions, the successive six step reduction of C60 were obtained at below 15 ℃. It was found that the former five steps are all the single electron reversible reduction, but behaviors of the sixth steps are like EC' processes. Several electrochemical data were determined.

Key words: C60, Microdisk electrode, Voltammetry